The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Department renegotiation in 2019. The amendments fit about 5% of the text The European Commission published a “custody communication” on 9 July 2020 to prepare for the end of the transition period between the EU and the UK. To support this approach, the European Commission is reviewing the more than 90 sectoral stakeholder preparedness notifications published during the Article 50 negotiations with the UK. These updates (availability warnings) in certain areas (for example. (B) tariffs, including rules of preference for origin, data protection, industrial products, chemicals, services, seconded workers, etc.) aimed at helping citizens, businesses and governments prepare for inevitable changes that will occur after the end of the transition period, regardless of the outcome of negotiations on future relations. For more information, see: The EU and the UK have reached an agreement on the withdrawal agreement with a revised protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland (abolition of the backstop) and a revised political declaration. On the same day, the European Council (Article 50) approved these texts. The transition (sometimes called the implementation period) ends on December 31, 2020. It cannot be extended beyond that date. The agreement defines the goods, services and processes associated with them. Any provision of goods or services legally put on the market before leaving the EU may be made available to consumers in the UK or in the EU Member States (Article 40-41).
The political declaration provides that the EU-UK agreement on future relations will essentially be an economic and security partnership. In accordance with the political declaration, the 27 EU Member States agreed on 25 February 2020 on the negotiating mandate of the European Commission, which is negotiating on behalf of the Member States on future relations between the EU and the UNITED Kingdom. On this basis, the EU`s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, presented in mid-March a draft comprehensive agreement on the new partnership with the UK, to which other elements were added. You can find this and the others on the UK Task Force`s website. The EU-27 (with the exception of the UK) notes that sufficient progress has been made in Phase 1. This means that phase 2 of the negotiations can begin. In Phase 2, the EU and the UK continue to negotiate the withdrawal agreement. But they are also beginning to discuss a transition period and explore their future relationship.