Brexit deal checklist – What’s in it?

After four years of posturing and pontificating, the  UK and the EU have agreed a trade deal that will come into effect from Friday, January 1, 2020.

But what exactly is in the deal? And what restrictions will now be placed upon trade and travel? Our Brexit deal checklist has some – if not all – of the answers.

How is the free movement of people affected by Brexit?

EU Member StateEU-UK Trade and
Cooperation Agreement
Removal of border checksYESNO
Pet passportsYESNO
Visa-free travel (for 90 days in a 180-day period)YESYES
Visa-free travel beyond 90 daysYESNO
Right to work, study and live in another EU countryYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
Removal of roaming chargesYESNO

In short, the table above means UK residents will have more trouble travelling between EU countries, and will now be subject to checks and visa restrictions similar to those carried out when travelling to countries outside of the EU. Although work and study may be allowed, it’ll be subject to conditions. It’ll also be tougher to take pets to the continent and phone calls, texts and data will also be more expensive.

How will trade in goods be affected?

EU Member StateEU-UK Trade and
Cooperation Agreement
Frictionless tradeYESNO
Zero tariffs or quotasYESYES
Zero customs formalitiesYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
Zero SPS checksYESNO
Zero rules for origin proceduresYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
Fisheries agreementsYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
Benefit from EU international trade agreementsYESNO

In short, there’ll be even more paperwork involved when trading with EU countries.

How will trade in services be affected?

EU Member StateEU-UK Trade and
Cooperation Agreement
Financial Services PassportYESNO
Easy recognition of professional qualificationsYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS

How will air transport be affected?

EU Member StateEU-UK Trade and
Cooperation Agreement
Single aviation area, full freedomsYESNO
Bilateral 5th freedoms for extra-EU cargoYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS

How will road transport be affected?

EU Member StateEU-UK Trade and
Cooperation Agreement
Single internal transport market for hauliersYESNO
Cross-trade operationsYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS

How will energy be affected?

EU Member StateEU-UK Trade and
Cooperation Agreement
Single internal energy marketYESNO
Energy trading platformsYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS

How will EU programs be affected?

EU Member StateEU-UK Trade and
Cooperation Agreement
Access to ErasmusYESNO
Access to NetGenerationEU, SUREYESNO
Galileo encrypted military signalYESNO
Access to Horizon EuropeYESSUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
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