While free trade agreements are aimed at boosting trade, too many cheap imports could threaten a country`s producers, which could affect employment. After leaving the European Union, the UK plans to negotiate trade agreements to replace and complement members of the EU Customs Union. Since October 2020[update], the UK has concluded a new trade agreement (with Japan) for the continuation of 20 existing agreements (EU) and new negotiations are under way. The British government calls itself a proponent of free trade.   The United Kingdom has indicated that the provisions of the European Union`s regional trade agreements will continue to apply to trade with the United Kingdom during the transitional period of the withdrawal agreement. For more information, see WT/GC/206 and the EU Note (WT/LET/1462), which informs WTO members that the UK will be treated as a member state of the European Union for relevant international agreements during the transition period. The IIA browser is constantly adapted by reviewing and commenting from UN member states. It is based mainly on information provided by governments on a voluntary basis. A contract is entered into a country`s IGE census after its formal conclusion; Contracts that have been negotiated but have not been signed are not counted. A contract is excluded from the IGE census as soon as its termination comes into force, whether or not it may continue to have legal effects on certain investments during its “survival” period (“sunset”). If the contract is replaced, only one of the contracts between the same parties is accounted for. Depending on the situation, the contract counted may be “old” if it remains in force until the newly concluded AI is ratified. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content, UNCTAD assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this data.
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