The A to Z of the Withdrawal Agreement negotiating process is illustrated in this infographic.  Please scroll down to the end.

Joint Committee Trade Deal negotiations were set up to be every three weeks. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, however, several EU countries already in lockdown. Thus the second round of negotiations scheduled for 18-20 March did not take place.

Key dates

  • 2 – 5 March | 20 – 24 April | 11 – 15 May | 1 – 4 June Negotiations via teleconferences
  • 1 July EU-UK Summit – Deadline: Extension period request
  • 26 November – Negotiations end
  • 26 November to 31 December – EU internal deadline to start ratification
  • 31 December – Transition period ends
  • 1 January 2021 – New EU/UK deal or WTO rules will govern trade or transition extension/pause starts
  • 31 December 2023 – Extension period ends if agreed

UK-EU future relationship negotiating timetable: extending the transition

Future relationship negotiating timetable, the briefing commented on extending the transition: “This briefing sets out the timetable for the UK-EU future relationship negotiations. It provides an overview of the debate on whether the post-Brexit transition period should be extended, and explains the process for extending this period.” The briefing continues: “Some commentators have suggested that an implementation or transition phase similar to the current transition period could be agreed as part of a new future relationship agreement. Both the UK and EU have expressed scepticism towards this idea.” SOURCE: UK-EU future relationship negotiating timetable: extending the transition, Stefano Fella, House of Commons Library, 2 June 2020

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