On the European Union side, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020[40] and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by e-mail on 30 January 2020. [42] That is why, on 30 January 2020, the European Union also tabled its instrument for ratification of the agreement, concluding the agreement[43] and allowing it to enter into force on the date of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, at 11 .m GMT. The EU`s 15A (Withdrawal) Act 2018 prohibits British ministers from agreeing to extend the transition period within the JC. This provision was added to this law by Article 33 of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. The rights of non-Irish citizens travelling between the UK and the EU after the end of the transition period will be the subject of future negotiations. The United Kingdom has no plans to extend the transition period. It has repeatedly said that it would not ask for an extension and that the UK would refuse if the EU asked for an extension. Following the exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom entered the transition period under the divorce text, the Withdrawal Agreement. The joint committee must decide before the end of the month whether to extend the transition to the status quo. However, no further meeting of the committee is scheduled until September, meaning the EU considers the UK`s decision to be “a definitive conclusion to this discussion,” as the EU told reporters after the meeting. Tariffs are a type of tax generally paid on imported goods. If goods are subject to quotas, this means that there are limits to the number of people who can be traded over a period of time. Therefore, if there is no agreement by the end of June, it would be too late to decide to extend the transition period.

Given the approach of June and the apparent deadlock in the negotiations, is it as simple as the transition period of 31 December 2020, the relationship afterwards being a binary relationship where the EU and the UK agree and ratify an agreement that will start immediately after that date, or “no trade agreement” and therefore trade on WTO terms after 2020? In other words, if the government wished to accept an extension within the JC, it should first ensure that Section 15A was repealed in national law. That would mean that another act of Parliament would have to be passed first. The British Parliament decides that a further extension of the Date of Brexit is necessary because it first wants to examine the corresponding laws before deciding on the withdrawal agreement. The UK government is then asking the EU to postpone the date of Brexit to 31 January 2020. The United Kingdom (United Kingdom) left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. A transitional period is now in effect until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK will have to comply with all EU rules and legislation. For businesses and the public, virtually nothing will change. After the transition period, there will be changes, whether or not an agreement is reached on the new relationship between the UK and the EU. Thus, while the UK will no longer have the right to vote, it will continue to comply with EU rules during the transition period. For example, the European Court of Justice will have the final say in all disputes. The 2019 revisions also adapted elements of the political declaration and replaced the word “appropriate” with “appropriate” with respect to labour standards.