Johnson Says UK, EU Look Forward to Formal Ratification of Post-Brexit Deal

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Kingdom and the European Union are trying ahead to the formal ratification of the post-Brexit commerce deal and joint work on the problems of widespread curiosity, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Monday after holding a dialog with European Council President Charles Michel.

“Just spoken with @eucopresident Charles Michel. I welcomed the importance of the UK/EU Agreement as a new starting point for our relationship, between sovereign equals. We looked forward to the formal ratification of the agreement and to working together on shared priorities, such as tackling climate change,” Johnson tweeted.

​Earlier within the day, Germany’s everlasting consultant Sebastian Fischer stated that the EU ambassadors had authorised the provisional utility of the EU-UK post-Brexit commerce deal ranging from 1 January 1.

​On 24 December, only a week earlier than the Brexit transition interval expires, the European Union and the United Kingdom reached a post-Brexit commerce deal, having agreed upon a spate of contentious points, together with fisheries, competitors guidelines, and mechanisms to settle future commerce disputes.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised the deal as honest and balanced, whereas UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that it won’t be a “cakeist treaty”, however was nonetheless “what the country needs at this time”.

The PM famous that the deal will create an enormous free commerce zone ranging from 1 January and lift the nation’s share of fishing quotas from round half to two-thirds in 5.5 years. Fishing rights had been among the many thorniest points in post-Brexit negotiations.

Following the announcement of the deal, the FoodDrinkEurope confederation, the Copa and Cogeca curiosity group for European farmers, and the European Liaison Committee for Agricultural and Agri-Food Trade (CELCAA) known as on the authorities to take pressing measures that embrace, amongst different issues, the event of an efficient transition section, provision of human, technical, and monetary sources to put in place the brand new customs and sanitary measures, in addition to assurance of a continued formal communication channel between agri-food chain operators, on one facet, and the European Commission and nationwide authorities, on the opposite.


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