One of the main objectives of the UK government`s Brexit policy is to restore an international trade policy “independent” of the UK after more than forty years of integration into the European Union`s Common Trade Policy (CCP). From a technical point of view, this would have been quite hard, even without the bad-tempered impasse in which the Brexit negotiations are now relegated. […] No new trade agreement can begin until the transition is over. The UK is trying to replicate the effects of existing EU agreements at a time when they no longer apply to the UK. The table entitled “Signed Trade Agreements” has been updated with the most recent statistics from the Office for National Regulation and Statistical Procedures for EU exporters, the EU`s trade defence policy. EU free trade agreements in which the UK is currently participating. The VA also includes a protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, which 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 future relations between the UK and the EU has come into force, guaranteeing the absence of 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. Understand whether they need preferential market access for trade in services or if they benefit from discrimination in the protection of public procurement – the impact of these agreements should be a central concern.
The DIT said: “We are exploring all possible options to maintain the continuity of existing trading conditions and we will sign further agreements in the coming weeks. The UK negotiating team will work with its strategic trade advisory group throughout the negotiations.  Updated to reflect ongoing trade negotiations with Turkey and Vietnam A Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) is a mutual recognition agreement in which countries recognize the results of each other`s compliance assessments. Trade agreements also aim to remove quotas – limiting the amount of goods that can be traded. The EU has notified third countries by referring to this approach. After 31 December 2020, EU trade agreements will no longer apply to the UK.