This vote – which will largely end four-year saga – will achieve what ‘we were told was impossible’, Prime Minister will say in his address to the House of Commons before the historical vote.

The vote on the deal in the Parliament today, which will largely end the four-year Brexit saga, will achieve what “we were told was impossible”, the Prime Minister will say, enabling Britain to trade freely with Europe while also striking deals with countries around the world.

He will tell Parliament that Britain will remain “the best friend and ally the EU could have” as he makes it clear that the purpose of Brexit was “not a rupture but a resolution” of the UK-Brussels relationship.

It comes as hardline Tory Brexiteers announced that they would vote in favour of the deal after a “Star Chamber” of Eurosceptic legal experts said it passed the test of restoring Britain’s sovereignty.

Boris Johnson’s trade deal has passed the “acid test” set by the most hardline Tory Eurosceptics as they confirmed they will vote for it in Parliament on Wednesday.

The European Research Group (ERG) said that while the deal was not “perfect”, it fulfilled the requirement of guaranteeing sovereignty for Britain as an independent nation.

Source: TheTelegraph

HMG and HMRC har published guidance on how to claim preferential rates of duty on goods covered in the EU-UK Trafe and Cooperation Agreement and how to declare goods imported into the UK on the import declaration.

To read, click here: Guidance Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021

It was a historic moment on Christman Eve this year when the European Union and the United Kingdom agreed on a treaty for future relations.

For the first time a country has left the EU and agreed a way going forward. And it was not any country that did this, but one of the Big4.

The agreement being a text covering more than 1200 pages (and 2200 if reading also all additional texts) is heavy reading, but also a historic treaty – after four years of negotiations – that should be read. I am personally into my second reading now. Thatbis what customs experts do on a holiday like this one.

Full text https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948104/EU-UK_Trade_and_Cooperation_Agreement_24.12.2020.pdf

Summary

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948093/TCA_SUMMARY_PDF.pdf