Most EU treaties won’t be replicated in UK by 29 March, says minister



Lisa O'Carroll | The Guardian

Brexit secretary confirms only 43 of 161 agreements seen as essential have been rolled over

The UK will have replicated less than half the international agreements the EU has in place with other countries by Brexit day, the government has confirmed.

Just 43 of the 161 international treaties and agreements currently in place, including 11 aviation deals to allow planes to keep flying to countries such as Canada and the US, have been rolled over.

Also agreed were five nuclear treaties that would enable continuity of energy supplies, the Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, said in a written statement.But he admitted: “If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, it will not be possible to complete the transition of all agreements by 29 March 2019.”

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