26-05-2021 09:35
Implementation of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The EU and the UK have concluded a deal to serve as the basis for trade and cooperation following the country's departure from the Union. But what does this mean in practice? What does it cover? And how does it affect Europeans? The EU and the UK have concluded a deal to serve as the basis for trade and cooperation following the country's departure from the Union. But what does this mean in practice? What does it cover? And how does it affect Europeans?
EU-UK: a new partnership © European Parliament

On 26 May IMCO held a Public Hearing on the topic of the implications that the implementation of the Agreements that lay down the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom will have on the EU’s Internal Market and on the Customs Union, matters that are under the responsibility of IMCO Committee.

In particular, the Withdrawal Agreement and its Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland have key relevance in these respects, since they anchor Northern Ireland to our Single Market and Customs Union. Challenges in the implementation of the Protocol have recently led to tensions with -and within- the UK. The session will also help explore the connections with the new instruments created under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, in particular the countervailing measures at the disposal of the Union by virtue of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.