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Protectionism not the goal of UK national-security deal-screening laws, says UK official

By Simon Zekaria
  • 01 Dec 2020 11:54
  • 01 Dec 2020 11:54
The goal of the UK's planned regime to screen deals on national-security grounds isn't protectionism, a senior official of the government’s business department said today.

“This is not about being protectionist,” Sarah Mackintosh, deputy director in the consumer and competition directorate of the UK's department of business, energy and industrial strategy, told

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