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5. Subject to the timely ratification and conclusion of the withdrawal agreement, the EU and Euratom notify the parties to the international instruments covered in paragraph 4 that, during the transitional period, the United Kingdom will be treated as a Member State of the Union and Euratom for the purposes of these international agreements.” 14.FCO officials then confirmed that there had been “no problem with the application of this agreement to crown dependencies” and that the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Justice, while continuing to cooperate regularly with the Crown Dependencies, do not foresee “relevant issues” looming. There are many skill issues in these skills. For example, it is difficult to imagine how the UK, which has left the EU, could continue to assert itself as a party to an “agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway” – a treaty concluded exclusively by the EU – without the EU being a party to the EEA-EFTA separation agreement. or unless this is expressly authorised by a ratified withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU. This point can be dealt with by the verbal note (COM (2018) 841 final of the withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU: the agreement between the EEA-EFTA states and the UNITED Kingdom covers issues such as residence rights, mutual recognition of professional qualifications and the coordination of social security systems. It also includes provisions on separation issues, such as agreements on goods placed in the EEA-EFTA or UK markets, intellectual property, data protection, public procurement and ongoing police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. 3.The EEA-EFTA Separation Agreement is different from many other aspects of Brexit that we have discussed, as it does not “shake up” a previous EU international agreement. on the other hand, it provides for certain arrangements between the United Kingdom and the EEA-EFTA states resulting from the United Kingdom`s exit from the European Union, in particular with a view to protecting the rights of citizens; Coordinating social security systems and to carry out some existing processes before the end of the transition period. The agreement protects the rights of EEA-EFTA nationals living in the UNITED Kingdom and UK nationals living in the EEA-EFTA states and ensures that at the end of the transition period they are able to enjoy the same rights as they have today. It also solves a number of other problems arising from the UK`s exit from the EEA. 33.Committee staff asked the FCO why there was no arbitration and whether this had been done at the request of the United Kingdom.

The answer was: “Due to the different content and contexts of these agreements, there are some differences in the way disputes are resolved; For example, the EEA-EFTA separation agreement will not play any role for the ECJ and there will be no arbitration provisions. This simply does not answer the question asked and it remains unclear why the separation agreement does not provide for an independent settlement of disputes and whether it is a serious deficiency.