Uk Withdrawal Agreement Customs Union

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These relate in particular to citizens – Sweden and other EU citizens residing in the UK and the British here in Sweden. These provisions mean that their situation will not change much and Swedes, who currently live in the UK, can live, work, study and retire there will continue to be able to live, work, study and retire. The agreement covers all issues that affect citizens in their daily lives, namely social security and living benefits, such as social security, health care and medical care, pensions, unemployment insurance, student scholarships and various forms of family benefits. Recognition of training certificates and other professional qualifications is also covered. The EU wants to continue to forge a close partnership with the UK. We believe that it is possible to reach a fruitful agreement on the basis of the political declaration. However, it is important that we prepare for all possible outcomes of the negotiations. This includes preparing not to reach an agreement. If, at the end of the transition period, the EU and the UK fail to reach an agreement on their future relations guaranteeing the absence of a border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, the „backstop of Northern Ireland“ will come into force. In this case, Northern Ireland will be part of the UK customs territory, but it will be aligned with a limited set of EU rules, particularly with regard to goods.

Trade in goods is affected. There will be regulatory controls on goods taking place at the UK`s entry into Northern Ireland and not through the land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In addition, the United Kingdom will apply tariffs to the United Kingdom on products from third countries as long as goods imported with Deminland are threatened with entering the EU internal market. This applies equally to goods arriving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland or directly to Northern Ireland. However, the UK will apply EU tariffs to products that are at risk of entering the internal market. This is, of course, an extremely complex issue, because at the moment we do not fully understand how the question of the risk of entry into the internal market is defined or what measures the UK will take to enforce EU tariffs in this case and what could happen if the goods actually remained in Northern Ireland. Under the agreement, a joint EU-UK committee will further uncover these issues at a later stage. However, trade in services with the EU must be governed by WTO rules. Under WTO rules, the specific impact for businesses will vary depending on the sector in which they operate. There will be no change in some sectors, while in other (generally highly regulated) sectors there will be additional requirements and standards and even a ban on the provision of certain services between the EU and the UK. The transitional period means that the UK will continue to be part of the internal market and customs union and will be referred to the European Court of Justice. Initially, trade, travel and other trade with the United Kingdom will continue, as is currently the case.

The transition period expires on December 31, 2020. Additional certificates of protection are subject to EU law, but are requested and issued as individual national rights.