Important dates relating to Brexit

The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020.

We have now entered the Brexit Transition Period, an 11 month window of time during which the UK and the EU are expected to negotiate a workable trade deal. It’s ‘business as usual’ during the Brexit Transition Period. Customs controls have not yet been implemented, and borders between the EU and UK remain open.

All dates on this calendar now refer to upcoming deadlines in post-Brexit trade negotiations:

Brexit: Dates To Watch

31 January 2020

Brexit Day: the UK left the EU at 11pm on Friday 31st January. Trade negotiations between the 27 EU member states and the UK have now begun.

30 June 2020

The deadline for the UK to formally request an extension to the Brexit Transition Period. If the UK choose not to request an extension by the end of June, the Transition Period will end in December 2020.

31 December 2020

IF the UK & EU27 can get a free trade agreement agreed and ratified by this date, then the UK and EU will start a new trading relationship in time for January 2021. If a deal cannot be done in time, the transition period will end, but the EU/UK trading relationship will default to WTO terms.