The 2019 revisions also adapted elements of the political declaration, replacing the word “appropriate” with “appropriate” in relation to labour standards. According to Sam Lowe, a trade researcher at the Centre for European Reform, the change excludes labour standards from dispute resolution mechanisms.  In addition, the level playing field mechanism 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.  EU leaders agree to postpone the Brexit date to 31 January 2020 or earlier if the UK and European Parliaments approve the Withdrawal Agreement by then. On 23 March, the UK Parliament adopted the draft agreement at the time. January 2020 Implementing Regulations (European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020) approved. Following the signing of the Agreement, the Government of the United Kingdom issued and deposited the instrument of ratification of Great Britain on 29 January 2020.   The agreement was ratified by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020 after obtaining the 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 .m GMT, and on that date the Withdrawal Agreement under Article 185 entered into force. On October 22, 2019, the House of Commons voted by 329 votes to 299 to grant the revised Withdrawal Agreement (negotiated by Boris Johnson earlier this month) at second reading, but when the accelerated timetable he proposed did not receive the necessary parliamentary support, Johnson announced that the legislation would be suspended.
  The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the conditions for the UK`s withdrawal from the EU, which will enter into force on 31 January 2020 at 11 p.m (“withdrawal day”). However, the EU wants a comprehensive agreement that covers all aspects of the future relationship, while the UK argues that there should be a number of separate agreements, including a basic free trade agreement. The BRITISH Parliament passes a law obliging the UK government to request a delay to Brexit if there is no agreement with the EU by 19 October 2019. On 9 July 2020, the European Commission published a Communication entitled “Preparing” to prepare for the end of the transition period between the EU and the UNITED Kingdom. To this end, the European Commission is currently revising the more than 90 sectoral preparation notices published during the negotiations with the United Kingdom on the basis of Article 50. These updated preparation notices on individual areas (e.g. tariffs, including preferential rules of origin, data protection legislation, industrial products, chemicals, services, posted workers, etc.) are intended to help citizens, businesses and public administrations prepare for the inevitable changes that will occur after the end of the transition period, regardless of the outcome of the negotiations on the future relationship. For more information, see: The Netherlands does not negotiate directly with the UK. The European Commission does this on behalf of the remaining 27 EU Member States on the basis of the mandate given to it by EU countries. This mandate sets out what the Commission can discuss with the UK and the negotiating position it should adopt. The Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom sets out the conditions for the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.