In January 2018, the government said it had worked with 70 countries covered by more than 40 EU international trade agreements and had received a positive response to its goal of ensuring the continuity of these trade relations. The European Union is waiting for a comprehensive trade agreement including trade, transport, foreign policy and fisheries.  Therefore, the decision of a dispute concerning the interpretation of EU law can only be decided by the European Court of Justice.  The government is seeking continuity contracts or a rollover of all EU trade agreements and other preferential trade agreements with third countries. In this way, agreements with third countries of which the UK is currently a member as an EU member state can be imitated in agreements between the UK and third countries when the UK withdraws. This would not preclue a longer-term review of these agreements to create a more personalized regime. Updated to reflect the agreement in principle between the United Kingdom and Canada on trade continuity. This document was subsequently updated, reflecting the new default withdrawal date of October 31, 2019 and the progress made in reaching agreements in certain areas. Some agreements, which were not expected in time before Brexit day, are expected to come into force on 31 October. These include five fisheries agreements and another air services agreement, as well as other trade continuation agreements. However, the status of most other agreements for which the commitment has not yet been concluded or which was not expected to be in force remains unchanged. The following agreements with countries and trading blocs are expected to enter into force when existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to the UK from 1 January 2021. In March 2019, the government published a list of 158 international agreements (later reduced to 157) in various areas of action it intended to take to replace the current rules if the UK left the EU without a deal.
He also referred to an unspecified number of additional agreements in certain areas of action. All UK trade statistics have been updated to correct an error. In November 2018, the government announced air agreements with the United States, Canada and eight other countries to secure flights after Brexit. Also in November, agreements were presented to Parliament with Australia, Canada and the United States on cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear energy and an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency on security measures under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ursula von der Leyen warned Johnson against any violation of international law and said that the implementation of the withdrawal agreement by Britain was “a precondition for any future partnership.”  The Guardian reported, on the basis of cables sent to Member States, that the Commission had a growing distrust of the British Government and its motives and strategies.  On 8 September, northern Ireland Minister Brandon Lewis told the British Parliament that the GOVERNMENT`s next UK Internal Market Act “would be a very specific and limited violation of international law.”  In addition to these agreements, the list of agreements signed by the Brexit Minister of 25 January 2019 concerned insurance contracts with the United States and Switzerland, as well as a road agreement with Switzerland. Several multilateral agreements, for which the United Kingdom is taking steps to become an independent party, were also mentioned. These include international civil justice conventions, various fisheries agreements and agreements, the joint transit agreement, the Interbus agreement and the WTO public procurement agreement.