The UK has left the EU. The withdrawal agreement sets out how the UK can continue to ignore trade agreements between the EU and third countries until 31 December 2020. This brief letter contains a list of existing EU trade agreements. The UK has left the EU, but its trade relations remain unchanged until the end of the year. That`s because it`s in an 11-month transition – designed to give both sides some time to negotiate a new trade deal. Here is a full list of UK agreements (updated from time to time). Businesses should not expect that an agreement that is “shaken up” means that there will be no change. For example, if the agreement with the EEA countries of Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland, it will probably be a very fundamental agreement only for goods, in accordance with the safety net agreements previously put in place for a Brexit without a deal. As a result, service companies would see new restrictions, such as .B obtaining operating licences in these markets or obtaining travel visas.
With Switzerland, only three out of 20 mutual recognition agreements would be ignored, which in many cases implies a double verification requirement. South Korea also applies a temporary revision clause to rules of origin and changes to tariff quotas. As an EU member state, the UK was automatically part of a series of free trade agreements with third countries that will no longer apply to the UK when the transitional period of 31 December 2020 expires. In order to preserve existing trade relations with these countries and to mitigate the expected disruption of trade when such agreements expire, the United Kingdom has negotiated and concluded numerous independent bilateral free trade agreements. Trade agreements also aim to remove quotas – limiting the amount of goods that can be traded. Changes to the table “Trade Agreements outstanding”: “Percentage of total trade in the UK, 2018” has been updated following the publication of trade statistics from the Office for National Statistics. During the transition period, the UK was covered by trade agreements between the EU and third countries, allowing some 40 third countries to improve market access. At the end of the transition period, these EU trade agreements will no longer be implemented. The United Kingdom is currently trying to replicate the effects of these agreements in order to ensure continuity of trade. But from 1 January 2021, the UK will act on WTO terms with any third eu country with which it has no agreement.