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Withdrawal Agreement Ireland

RECALLING that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union represents an important and unique challenge for the island of Ireland, and reaffirming that the achievements, benefits and commitments of the peace process will remain of paramount importance for peace, stability and reconciliation in that country, but unless they reach an agreement by the end of the transition period, on December 31, 2020, and there is no free trade agreement, then parts of this new legislative proposal could come into play. RECALLING the commitments of the Union and the United Kingdom set out in the joint report of the negotiators of the European Union and the Government of the United Kingdom on the state of play of the negotiations of Phase 1 of Article 50 TEU on the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union of 8. December 2017, if no agreement is reached between the two parties, the standard position is that customs duties on all goods should be paid. (*2) In the event of an extension, the Union shall notify the other parties to the international agreements. parts of another agreement between the Union and the United Kingdom under the conditions laid down in that agreement. The protocol on Northern Ireland is to be welcomed in some respects. It gives the Northern Irish economy the certainty that trade relations with the EU (including return on investment) and the UK will remain essentially unchanged until the end of the transition period. For NI companies that only trade on the island of Ireland, the Withdrawal Agreement will provide certainty about the status quo position (including unfettered access to the EU market), even after the transition period and regardless of whether or not a UK-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is concluded. Regulation (EU) 2015/936 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9.

June 2015 on common rules for imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements or other specific Union import rules (11) In particular, this Protocol prevents the United Kingdom from concluding agreements with a third country which grant preferential access to the market of that country to products manufactured in Northern Ireland under the same conditions than goods: produced in other parts of the United Kingdom. RECOGNISING the need to address the unique circumstances of the island of Ireland through a single solution to ensure the uk`s orderly withdrawal from the Union, the Withdrawal Agreement (also known as the Brexit „divorce agreement”) contains a section – or protocol – on Northern Ireland, and it is now an international treaty. the Union shall exceptionally invite the United Kingdom to participate, within the framework of the Union Delegation, in meetings or parts of meetings of those bodies where it considers that the presence of the United Kingdom is necessary and in the interest of the Union, in particular for the effective implementation of those agreements during the transitional period; such presence shall be permitted only if the participation of the Member States is authorised by the agreements in force. .