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Table “Signed Trade Agreements,” updated with the most recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics 4) This agreement is open to membership in other members of the East African Community. Updated to reflect the agreement in principle between the United Kingdom and Canada on trade continuity. To date, more than 20 of these existing agreements, covering 50 countries or territories, have been shaken up with the exception of the I.V. and will begin on 1 January 2021. Based on 2018 figures, this represents about 8% of total trade in the UK. But it is clear that new agreements with some countries will not be ready in time. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor trade negotiations between the United Kingdom and the EU during the transition period and will monitor the impact of Canada`s trade with the United Kingdom. We will continue to update this site when we have more details on the future trade relationship between the UK and the EU and the potential consequences for Canadian businesses. We continue to ask Canadian companies to plan for changes in EU-UK relations or changes in UK internal processes and regulations that could affect trade between Canada and the UK. No new trade agreement can begin until the transition is over.

The UK and THE EU are negotiating a trade deal that is expected to start on 1 January 2021, when the new UK-EU relationship will begin. On 23 October, the UK government signed a new trade agreement with Japan, which means that 99% of UK exports will be tariff-free. If the UK leaves the EU without these agreements being in force, trade with these countries will take place in accordance with WTO rules. The UK government has powers over trade agreements and international agreements, as well as the right and power to pass laws on all matters under parliamentary sovereignty, but the UK government will generally seek the compliant advice of the Devolved Parliament (s) when areas of agreement conflict with issues of decentralised jurisdiction. Regardless of their ability to legislate, 1) Source of trade statistics: ONS UK Total Trade: all countries, not seasonally adjusted from April to June 2020. Learn more about the trade agreements already signed by the UK and our discussions with the countries with which the EU has a trade agreement. Any trade agreement will aim to remove tariffs and remove other trade barriers that come into force. It will also cover both goods and services. In the absence of an agreement with the EU, trade preferences between the UK and the EU would disappear and trade between the UK and the EU would be determined by the international obligations of each party.

The UK has signed MRA which overlaps with the effects of existing EU agreements. These are expected to come into force on 1 January 2021. The withdrawal agreement allows EU agreements to apply to the UK by then.