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Brexit: the United Kingdom has again received an official letter of notice

He did not fulfill his obligations.

The European Union Commission said on Monday that the European Commission has sent an official notification letter to the United Kingdom because it says the British side has violated its obligations under the Brexit Termination Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The committee made it clear that it had sent a formal notification letter as a first step in the breach proceeding because despite the UK’s commitment to implement the protocol, the UK government stated on 3 March that it would unilaterally postpone its full request to the British. Goods and pets, for shipment to Ireland.

In a statement, the European Union Committee confirmed that the unilateral move would undermine confidence, as London took its decision without discussing or consulting any of the bodies responsible for implementing the exit agreement.

This step is a clear departure from the constructive cooperation that has taken place so far, which undermines the work of the joint committee responsible for implementing the Brexit agreement, mutual trust and cooperation in good faith,

It was formulated. London has one month to respond to the EU Commission letter.

This is the second time in six months that the European Union has taken action against the United Kingdom. The European Commission sent an official notification letter to London on 1 October because the British government introduced a bill on the internal market in September that, if adopted, would have violated the provisions of the Brexit Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland. London finally withdrew the bill before the end of the year.

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Britain withdrew from the European Union on January 31, 2020, but during the 11-month transition period that began on the day of withdrawal, much of the previous set of rules remained in effect in bilateral trade. However, the transition period ended on January 1 this year, at the same time as Britain’s membership in the European Union’s single internal market and the customs union.

One of the main goals of the transitional period was to have time to agree on the basic rules for the future system of bilateral relations. After several unsuccessful rounds of negotiations, this was accomplished almost at the last minute, just before Christmas. One of the key elements of the 1,246-page agreement is the Free Trade Agreement that provides for 100% customs liberalization – meaning trade free of tariffs and quotas – in bilateral trade between Britain and the European Union. However, this agreement does not eliminate the administrative burden on trade: British exporters are required, among other things, to attach customs declarations and proof of origin to their shipments and verify them at points of entry into the European Union.

(MTI)