The 2019 revisions also adapted elements of the political declaration and replaced the word “appropriate” with “appropriate” with respect to labour standards. According to Sam Lowe, a fellow at the Centre for European Reform, the amendment excludes labour standards from dispute settlement mechanisms.  In addition, the mechanism for a level playing field has been moved from the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement to the Political Declaration and the line in the Political Declaration that “the UK will consider aligning itself with EU legislation in relevant areas” has been deleted.  The British Parliament approved the draft agreement of the time by order, on 23 January 2020, of the implementing measures (European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. Following the signing of the agreement, the British Government adopted, on 29 January 2020, Great Britain`s instrument of ratification was issued and deposited.   The agreement was ratified by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020, after consent of the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union entered into force on 31 January 2020 at 11 p.m GMT, the date on which the Withdrawal Agreement entered into force in accordance with Article 185. The United Kingdom triggers Article 50. This means that negotiations on the UK`s withdrawal from the EU can begin. The EU and the UK have two years to reach an agreement. The new relationship will only be clear when negotiations are completed, at the end of the transition period. The new agreements will enter into force after the transitional period ending on 31 December 2020. EU countries must first approve these new agreements.
If the UK and the EU fail to reach an agreement, there will be a No Deal Brexit. This will be done at the end of the transition period. The rules applicable to citizens and businesses wishing to move, work or study in another country after the end of the transition period will largely depend on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations on the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom. If there is no agreement, the rules and rules must be applied to third countries outside the EU. The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, during which the United Kingdom will remain in the internal market to ensure smooth trade until a long-term relationship is agreed. In the absence of an agreement before that date, the UK will leave the internal market on 1 January 2021 without a trade agreement. . . .