China News Service, November 4, according to the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) report, in the near future, negotiations between the UK and the EU on the future relationship after Brexit are still going on. On the 3rd local time, the European Union stated that it would consider taking further legal actions against the “Internal Market Act” proposed by the British side.
in September 2020, the British government proposed a controversial “Internal Market Act” that violated the “Brexit Agreement” on state subsidies and Northern Ireland tariffs.
The European Union requires the UK to respond to its demands by October 31st and revoke parts of the Internal Market Act. On November 3, a spokesperson for Downing Street in the UK stated that the UK has not yet responded to the EU’s request.
In this regard, the EU said that the dispute surrounding the “Internal Market Act” may now enter the second stage.
A spokesperson for the European Commission said: “The EU has not yet received a response from the UK, so we are considering further measures.” “This dispute must be resolved.”
According to previous reports, the UK officially left the European Union on January 31, 2020, and then entered an 11-month transition period. If the UK and Europe fail to reach a trade agreement during the transition period, the bilateral trade will return to the WTO framework from 2021 and re-implement border inspections and tariffs.
Since March 2020, the negotiations on the future relations between the UK and the EU have been ups and downs. On October 16th, British Prime Minister Johnson had “relentless words”, saying that if the dispute still cannot be resolved, the UK is ready to leave the European Union without a deal in early 2021.
On October 21, the UK and the EU broke the deadlock and returned to the negotiating table again, saying that they would continue to negotiate the legal text of the draft agreement.