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EU-United Kingdom Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, after which it became a third country to the EU.

The EU and the UK reached an agreement on their future relationship on 24 December 2020. They formally signed the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 30 December 2020.

The agreement entered into force on 1 May 2021 after approval of the European Parliament and adoption by the Council.

About the agreement

The EU-UK agreement explained

Protecting the European Union's interests, ensuring fair competition, and continued cooperation in areas of mutual interest

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