EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement (UK & EU)

UPDATE (2) : the legal text is also published on the EU website – here. Note the Q&A here.

UPDATE : the legal text is also published by the UK (1,246 pages) – note the page numbering is slightly different to the EU 1,256 pages (corrected to 1,236 pages) document – here.

The legal text is now circulating – it is here (1,256 pages, corrected to 1,246 pages)

Marked Page 202 has the start of the chapter on Labour and social standards

Marked Page 203 has the start of the chapter on Environment and climate

Marked Page 206 has the start of the chapter on Other instruments for trade and sustainable development

Marked Page 214 has the start of the chapter on Horizontal and institutional provisions (this chapter deals with the Panels of Experts, and rebalancing)

Note (marked Page 216) : The Trade Specialised Committee on Level Playing Field for Open and Fair Competition and Sustainable Development shall monitor the follow-up to the report of the panel of experts. The domestic advisory groups of the Parties established under Article INST.7 [Domestic advisory groups] may submit observations to the Trade Specialised Committee on Level Playing Field for Open and Fair Competition and Sustainable Development in that regard.

The above chapters do NOT appear in the Table of Contents, they are located within Title XI (this starts on marked Page 181 of the Heading One on Trade (of Part Two).

Please read the chapters identified above.

The text envisages the UK creates its own legal acquis, and that this will be separate from the EU acquis.

Impact for Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers & Checklists

GB Registers & Checklists Systems (Britain, Britain Offshore, England, Wales, Scotland) – these will be reordered,

* EU Law (applying in EU27 and EEA) will be relocated beneath Regulatory Guidance

* International Law (the UK has ratified) will be supplied first

* Retained EU Law (legal text with Brexit corrections) will be supplied next (find this Law in Brexit Consolidated Law List already supplied on systems – the coloured project list ongoing since July 2019)

* Domestic Law (legal text with Brexit corrections – the Brexit Consolidated Law List)

ENV will be first, the Brexit Consolidated Law project is finished for most ENV – we expect to hit close to 1st Jan for the new Registers & Checklists.

OHS will be supplied after Q1 of 2021 – in the meantime, the Transition Period System will display AND the Brexit Consolidated Law List AND the Brexit Guidance List.

Find the practical instructions in the rewritten Summaries and Law Checklists which will link to the Brexit Guidance List.

Northern Ireland Registers & Checklists – these will NOT be reordered, they WILL contain Brexit amended domestic law (Brexit Consolidated Law List)

Republic of Ireland Registers & Checklists – unchanged

EU27 Registers & Checklists – unchanged

Norway Registers & Checklists – unchanged

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