During the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK, some feared that no agreement would be reached on the withdrawal conditions and that the UK would hastily leave the EU without a deal (the initial no-deal Brexit scenario). With this result, the UK secured a pure agreement with Norway and Iceland, which would only be valid on the basis of a no-deal exit from the EU. Given that the UK agreed on terms and ratified the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in November 2019 and left the EU at the end of January 2020, this agreement has become obsolete and therefore will not enter into force. Regulation (EU) 2015/936 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 June 2015 on common rules for imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements or other specific Union import rules (11) 4. Notwithstanding paragraph 3, the United Kingdom may negotiate, sign and ratify, during the transitional period, international agreements concluded in its own capacity in areas falling within the exclusive competence of the Union if those agreements do not enter into force or do not apply during the transitional period, unless the Union has approved it. The communication shall indicate the provisions which the complainant intends to suspend. Before deciding to suspend certain parts of an agreement referred to in point (b), the complainant shall first consider whether suspending the determination of that agreement in accordance with point (a) would constitute an appropriate response to the infringement. Any suspension shall be proportionate to the infringement in question, taking into account the gravity of the infringement and the rights in question and, if the suspension is based on the fact that the respondent continues not to comply with the decision of the arbitration panel referred to in Article 173, whether the respondent has been ordered to pay a periodic penalty payment and whether it has been or is still being paid by the respondent. Modification of the progress made in the agreements with Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
Updated statistics for all UK trade with countries with which we have signed an agreement using the most recent statistics.. . .