In addition to these agreements, the list of agreements signed by the Brexit minister of 25 January 2019 concerned insurance contracts with the United States and Switzerland, as well as a road agreement with Switzerland. Several multilateral agreements, for which the United Kingdom is taking steps to become an independent party, were also mentioned. These include international civil justice conventions, various fisheries agreements and agreements, the joint transit agreement, the Interbus agreement and the WTO public procurement agreement. The UK trade agreement with Israel includes the assessment of industrial product compliance. This means that existing agreements with Israel will continue after 31 December 2020. Find out what new trade deals will be in place in the event of a Non-Brexit Deal. Brexit: BRITISH trade „difficult when the Irish border is unresolved“ A report in the Financial Times in May 2017 suggests that there were 759 separate EU international agreements that could be relevant to the UK. These include trade, regulatory cooperation, fisheries, agriculture, nuclear cooperation and cooperation in transport (including aviation). Another 168 countries are participating in the agreements. All UK trade statistics have been updated to correct an error. Following earlier allegations from the EU that its agreements with third countries would not apply to the UK during the post-Brexit transition period, the UK government issued a technical note in February 2018 proposing continued implementation of EU international agreements in the UK during the transition period, with the agreement of all parties involved. At the European Council in March 2018, the EU agreed to inform other parties to international agreements that the UK would be treated as a member state for the purposes of these agreements during the transition period. However, this would be a requirement and the third countries concerned may not agree.
The UK trade agreement with Switzerland contains elements of the EU-Switzerland MRA. Kenya has been added to 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 under discussion. Shadow Trade Minister Emily Thornberry wrote to Truss asking him to explain the delay and asked her to inform Parliament of the process. In the letter, Thornberry said that in 2019 there was „clear momentum behind this process“ with 20 continuity agreements. If the UK leaves the EU without these agreements being in force, trade with these countries will take place in accordance with WTO rules. Why Switzerland is concerned about UK trade after Brexit The VA also contains a protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland that provides for a „backstop“ that would leave the UK in a „single customs territory“ with the EU at the end of the transition period, unless a new agreement on a future UK-EU relationship has come into force , ensuring that there are no border controls between Northern Ireland and Ireland. This is partly due to the temporary tariff regime between the UK and the EU, proposed by the government in a technical communication in June 2018. The June proposal proposed that further technical discussions with the EU be needed to find a common solution to ensure that the UK is able to fully implement the EU`s common external tariffs and allow the UK to continue to benefit from existing free trade agreements or new EU free trade agreements signed during this period. The UK is trying to replicate the effects of existing EU agreements at a time when they no longer apply to the UK.
Updated table of trade agreements to provide the following information and change a partial percentage of total trade values.