30. Certain dispute settlement procedures under the Withdrawal Agreement Mr Barclay said: « This agreement underlines the importance of our relations with our close friends and allies in the EEA-EFTA States. This agreement was first announced and published in draft on 20 December 2018 and marks the formal signature today (28 January 2020). The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020, during which the UK will remain in the Single Market to ensure smooth trade until a long-term relationship is agreed. If no agreement is reached by that date, the UK will leave the single market on 1 January 2021 without a trade agreement. A non-binding political declaration on the future relationship between the EU and the UK is closely linked to the Withdrawal Agreement. Yes, the EFTA States are not required by the EFTA Agreement to conclude preferential trade agreements as a group. You retain the full right to enter into bilateral agreements with third countries. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Ministry`s renegotiation in 2019. The amendments adapt about 5% of the text.  The most important elements of the draft agreement are as follows: The United Kingdom (UK) is no longer a party to the EEA Agreement following its withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020. This follows from the two-pillar structure and Article 126 of the EEA Agreement, according to which the EEA Agreement applies to the territory of the EU and the three EEA EFTA States. Nevertheless, the UK will continue to be treated as an EEA state during the transition period (see below).
The European Union also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 September. January 2020 and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by email on 30 January 2020.  Accordingly, the European Union also deposited its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on 30 January 2020, which concluded the Agreement and allowed it to enter into force at 23.m GMT on 31 January 2020 at the time of the United Kingdom`s withdrawal from the Union. « It will protect citizens` rights and ensure business security when the UK leaves the EU, and ensure an orderly exit and smooth transition as we make new arrangements for our future relationship with the EEA-EFTA states. The Withdrawal Agreement also contains provisions allowing the UK to let the UK link the Statute of the European Schools to the UK by the Convention and the accompanying rules for accredited European Schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period, i.e. until the end of the 2020-2021 spring semester.  Switzerland has launched several dialogues with the United Kingdom: (1) a so-called continuity dialogue, which deals with horizontal issues and monitors progress in each area, and (2) specific dialogues in the areas currently covered by the agreements between Switzerland and the EU. The agreement defines the goods, services and associated processes. It argues that any goods or services lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the European Union (Articles 40 and 41).
Article 126 of the WITHDRAWAL Agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020. Art. It is apparent from paragraph 129 of the Withdrawal Agreement that, during the transitional period, the United Kingdom is bound by the obligations arising from the international agreements concluded by the European Union, including the EEA Agreement. The EEA EFTA States have agreed to treat the UK as an EU Member State during this period. Accordingly, the rights and obligations contained in the EEA Agreement between the United Kingdom and the EEA EFTA States will continue to apply until 31 December 2020. . .