EU and UK officials have agreed the text for the Withdrawal Agreement (a treaty) and Outline Political Declaration (on the future relationship between the UK and the EU bloc). This text was communicated to the UK at 9pm 12 Nov 2018, and the UK Cabinet will meet today at 2pm 14 Nov 2018. A vote of the UK Parliament, and of the European Parliament, is required, and each Member State must ratify.
Reminder : the UK is a Third Country from midnight CET 29 March 2019.
The EU has issued Brexit Preparedness Notices, and other Communications – here. I have posted about these.
The UK has issued Technical Notices – here. I have posted about these.
Some dates already apply now :
(1) pet vaccination
(2) online applications (UK) for ECMT International Road Haulage Permits (from 26 Nov 2018)
In the event, the Withdrawal Agreement and Outline Political Declaration text does not progress, further No Deal Instructions can be expected from 1st December 2018. HMRC and DfT already issued further No Deal instructions (I posted about these), and more can be expected.
In the event, the Withdrawal Agreement and Outline Political Declaration text does progress, and the Treaty is ratified, this will give a Transition/Implementation phase until Dec 2020, but the UK is still a Third Country from March 2019 (as above), albeit running under the arrangements put in place by the Withdrawal Treaty (in the UK this would be a Withdrawal and Implementation Act).
Business, charities and households must continue their preparations.
Please continue to follow and pay close attention to this Blog.