Research briefing providing an overview of the Agreement and the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill. It cites and links to a wide range of sources and includes further reading on the impact on different industry sectors.
EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
Legislation that implements and ratifies the Agreements between the UK and the EU was given Royal Assent on 30 December 2020. The original Bill (plus explanatory notes, drafts and other documents) are available, as well as records of the Bill's passage through Parliament.
Initial assessment of the Agreement produced by the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union to inform MPs ahead of the debate and vote on the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill. A summary of the report's key findings is also available.
Comprehensive summary of the treaty examining the free trade agreement, law enforcement and judicial cooperation, governance arrangements, ratification in the UK and the role of the Scottish parliament. It cites and links to a wide range of analysis and commentary from government, EU and external sources.
Links to the full Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation and Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting Classified Information.
Detailed summary of the trade agreement explaining common and institutional provisions; trade, transport and other arrangements; fisheries; law enforcement and judicial cooperation; thematic cooperation; participation in EU programmes; dispute settlement and horizontal provisions.
Non-EU trade agreements
Business guidance and explainers on trade and opportunities for UK businesses, including information on rules of origin and tariffs.
Business guidance on trade and other key documents on the UK's free trade negotiations with Australia.
Business guidance on trade, explainers and other key documents (including links to the text of the treaty) on the UK's free trade agreement with Japan. Separate explainers highlight the benefits to the UK and give specific information on agri-foods, digital and data, geographical indications, and rules of origin.
Details of trade agreements and mutual recognition agreements that have been signed or that are in discussion, with links to guidance by country.
EU guidance and information
The European Parliament granted consent to the TCA and the agreement will enter into force on 1 May 2021. This page provides links to the adopted text, steps in the procedure, summaries and other documents.
Detailed Q&A on the Agreement covering the ratification process, trade in goods, services and investment, digital trade, IP, public procurement, SMEs, energy, competition and sustainable development, aviation, road transport, social security, visas, fisheries, and other topics.
Press release announcing the draft Trade and Cooperation Agreement, highlighting the impact to trade, law enforcement and judicial cooperation, and governance. It also outlines next steps for the European Commission and Council.
Table showing the consequences and benefits of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement in bullet points for trade in goods and services, energy and climate, mobility, transport, fisheries, security, and EU programmes.
Six-page summary highlighting what will change on 1 January 2021 and what has been agreed, with key points of the trade agreement.