What is the impact of Brexit on the UK`s trade relationship with the EU? How will the UK continue to trade with the rest of the world? Read the research and analysis of libraries and parliamentary committees on the impact an EU exit will have on trade policy. Brexit is once again relegated to the forefront of the media and various developments are looming, increasing tensions and the intensity of trade negotiations within the EU. Last year, we analysed how the UK government has made progress in securing other free trade agreements around the world and we have looked at some of the nuances of these agreements. These continuity agreements with different countries around the world represent a relatively small but not insignificant share of UK agricultural export trade, and we examine in this article the evolution of these continuity agreements over the past 12 months and the impact of the publication of the new UK Global Tariff (UKGT) on these developments. Brexit: Options for Trade Subcommittee Report on the Internal Market and External Relations, 13 December 2016Valuation of future trade patterns between the UK and the EU, Brexit conclusion requires a compromise between sovereignty and trade liberalisation The UK officially left the EU on 31 January 2020. Subsequently, the United Kingdom entered a transitional period that ends on 31 December 2021. During this period, the United Kingdom still has to turn away from the internal market and the customs union, a process that is arguably more laborious and complex than the initial withdrawal agreement. The next deadline of 31 December 2020 has the potential to have a much deeper impact on agriculture. Although the UK Government has continued to sign continuity agreements, they still account for a small portion of the UK`s total agricultural exports, but some important partners have yet to be signed. If the UK leaves the customs union and the internal market without a trade deal, the UK will trade with the EU and a number of other important partners with regard to WTO rules which, as we have already studied, will have a number of effects on agriculture.
The agreements under discussion are listed below. The UK has signed a free trade agreement with Japan.  Financial Times: Canadian farmers are struggling to reap the benefits of the EU free trade agreement. Brexit and trade servicesCommons Library Insight, 8 October 2019In view of how Brexit without a deal could change the way UK service companies trade with EU trade agreements, it also aims to remove quotas- limits for the amount of goods that can be traded.