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Europe

EU leaders approve “best possible” Brexit deal
“EU leaders approved a Brexit deal agreed with the U.K. government at special summit Sunday, but warned that there would be no meaningful renegotiation of the Brexit deal, even if the British parliament rejects it.”
[Politico]

UK significantly worse off under all Brexit scenarios – official forecast
“The deal negotiated by May will probably end up somewhere between the two Chequers-based scenarios outlined, meaning the UK would be between 0.6% and 2.1% worse off in nominal GDP terms in 2035-36 than if it remained in the EU.”
[The Guardian]

Middle East

UAE to require digital tracking for imported cigarettes 
“Tobacco suppliers will then have until May 1, 2019, to implement the system, after which it will not be permissible to import ‘designated excise goods’ which do not have markings into the UAE.
[Gulf News]

Dubai looks to facilitate trade with food and beverage manufacturers
“The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) met with the Food and Beverage Industry Group of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) to develop opportunities for the food industry and facilitate the flow of import and export movement in a way that supports the movement of goods and food commodities and serves the national economy.”
[Zawya]