The EU and the United Kingdom are striving to do everything in their power, in good faith and in full respect of their respective legal systems, to take the necessary steps to quickly negotiate the agreements on their future relations, referred to in the political declaration of 17 October 2019, and to implement the appropriate procedures for ratifying or concluding these agreements. to ensure that these agreements apply as much as possible from the end of the transitional period. In view of the fact that the purpose of this agreement is to ensure the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and Euratom, the agreement defines the products, services and procedures associated with it. 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). On 6 September 2020, the Financial Times reported that the UK government was considering drafting new laws to circumvent the protocol of the Northern Ireland Withdrawal Agreement. [45] The new law would give ministers the power to determine which state aid should be notified to the EU and to define which products at risk of being transferred from Northern Ireland to Ireland (the withdrawal agreement stipulates that in the absence of a reciprocal agreement, all products are considered vulnerable). [47] The government defended this approach and stated that the legislation was in accordance with protocol and that it had only “clarified” the volumity in the protocol. [48] Ursula von der Leyen warned Johnson not to violate international law and said that the implementation of the withdrawal agreement by Britain was a “precondition for any future partnership”. [49] On 8 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, told the British Parliament that the government`s internal market bill would “violate international law”.” [50] Parties to another agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom under the terms of this agreement. 5.

The reasonable period of time may be extended by mutual agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom.