3) The United Kingdom signed a trade agreement with Iceland and Norway on 2 April 2019. The agreement was signed to maintain continued trade and was part of preparations for a possible „no deal” Brexit. It will not come into force. The UK`s future relations with these countries are influenced by their relations with the EU, as they are EEA member states. We will continue to work with Iceland and Norway to determine the most effective method of maintaining and strengthening trade with them beyond the transition period. During the Brexit negotiations in 2017 (the withdrawal agreement), both sides agreed that trade negotiations could only begin after the UK withdrew, as such negotiations could not take place if the UK still has a veto within the EU. [1] For this and other reasons, a transition period was set after Brexit day to allow for these negotiations. The transitional period began on 1 February 2020, in accordance with the withdrawal agreement. The transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020, which could have been extended by two years on request until 30 June 2020. [2] The British government has stated that it will not request such an extension[3] and has not done so. It also stated that the only type of trade agreement that the United Kingdom is interested in, if at all, is a trade agreement on the Canadian model.

[4] [5] The bill was published on September 9, 2020 with comments. The following day, on Thursday 10 September 2020, the Vice-President of the EU-UK Joint Committee, EU Commissioner Maroé Efsovic, at an extraordinary meeting in London, raised the EU`s concerns with Michael Gove and said that the adoption of the law „would constitute an extremely serious violation of the withdrawal agreement and international law”. [57] The EU has called for the law to be withdrawn before the end of September,[58] adding that „the European Union will not be reluctant” to use mechanisms and remedies to remedy violations of the legal obligations contained in the Brexit withdrawal agreement. [57] Gove stated that it had been „perfectly clear” that the United Kingdom would not withdraw the bill,[58] which commentators said could mean the end of trade negotiations. [59] In April, commentators began to question the practicality of the UK`s timetable, amid concern from the United Kingdom and Member States about the rapidly worsening state of coronavirus emergency. Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said: „In any circumstances, it is very difficult to imagine how some kind of large-scale trade agreement between the UK and the EU will be concluded by the end of the year.” [26] Preliminary negotiations resumed on 15 April, with negotiations limited to the gradual opening of new negotiations until the end of June 2020. [27] (The deadline for concluding negotiations is June 30, 2020). [28] The following day, the British negotiator, Frost, reaffirmed his government`s position that the end date will not be changed: this note will be written from the point of view of a British business trade in one or more EU Member States, but most of the note will also be relevant to eu-UK trade.

, as many provisions on IRUs trade are reciprocal. how you trade with a country, when there is no trade agreement, if the UK leaves the EU, Kenya, which has been included in the list of countries where trade agreements have been signed, and the East African Community (EAC) has been removed from the list of countries where trade agreements are still being discussed. In March 2020, the EU fisheries policy negotiations were linked to trade negotiations, while the UK intends to distinguish them. [78] One of the points to be negotiated is the length of the agreement: the EU is waiting for a lasting agreement, the UK expects a Norwegian agreement, such as an annual agreement, to be in line with fish biology, fishermen`s aspirations and fishing science. [76] The EU can make concessions to Britain on the