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. The EU has trade agreements with these countries/regions, but both sides are now negotiating an update. Switzerland (which maintains a customs union with Liechtenstein, which is sometimes included in agreements) has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: Three EU trade agreements – with CARIFORUM (the 15 Caribbean states and the Dominican Republic), Central America and the Republic of Korea – contain a cultural cooperation protocol that explicitly refers to the convention. Cultural cooperation protocols largely pursue similar objectives and each provides preferential treatment to all parties, including artist mobility, the negotiation of co-production agreements and, in the case of Korea and Cariforum, preferential access to audiovisual works. The EU has free trade agreements with countries around the world. Beyond the usual chapter of preferential tariff treatment, these agreements often contain trade facilitation and agreement clauses in areas such as investment, intellectual property, public procurement, technical standards, and health and plant health issues. On May 22, 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on how trade agreements are negotiated and concluded. Trade agreements Requirements for EU trade agreements, types of agreements, details of current trade agreements. The table entitled “Signed Trade Agreements” with the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics published in November 2020 and before the preface of the General Directorate of Trade, Sabine Weyand (other languages), gives an overview of the results of 2019 and the remarkable work for the 36 main preferential trade agreements of the EU. The accompanying staff working document provides detailed information in accordance with the trade agreement and trading partners. According to the European Commission, the MIC would replace the bilateral investment justice systems that participate in EU trade and investment agreements. Full multilateral agreements (not listed below) see: List of multilateral free trade agreements.
The following agreements with countries and trading blocs are expected to enter into force when existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to the UK from 1 January 2021. If you experience trade problems during the transition period, please contact your local international trade advisor. 1) Source of trade statistics: ONS UK Total trade: all countries, not seasonally adjusted from April to June 2020.