The European Commission has released yesterday the latest Preparedness Communication relating to the post-transition period between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The Communication aims to highlight the main areas of inevitable change and to facilitate readiness and preparations by citizens, public administrations, businesses and all other stakeholders for any unavoidable disruptions.
Through this communication, the EU Commission covered a wide range of scenarios relating to customs, certificates, data flows, financial services, mutual recognition, mobility and recognition of professional qualifications, and all modes of transport.
The ‘transition period’ established by the Withdrawal Agreement, allowed the UK to participate in the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union, to benefit from Union policies and programmes, and to continue to abide by the obligations of the international agreements, to which the Union is a party.
This document ensured readiness for the end of that transition period on 1 January 2021, when the United Kingdom will no longer participate in the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union, nor in Union policies and programmes, nor benefit from the Union’s international agreements.
For the full Communication, please follow the link below:
Communication on readiness at the end of the transition period between the European Union and the United Kingdom