(Updated news. Originally posted on 11 December 2017)
Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a ‘third country’. The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020. Until that date, EU law in its entirety applies to and in the United Kingdom.
During the transition period, the EU and the United Kingdom will negotiate an agreement on a new partnership, providing notably for a free trade area. However, it is not certain whether such an agreement will be concluded and will enter into force at the end of the transition period. In any event, such an agreement would create a relationship which in terms of market access conditions will be very different from the United Kingdom’s participation in the internal market. Therefore, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of the legal situation as of the end of the transition period. The notices below outline the consequences on transport.
Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship:
- 13 juli 2020
- Generaldirektoratet för transport och rörlighet