EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement annual report 2023

21 March 2024, the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission published EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement annual report 2023.

The relationship between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) in 2023 was marked by the adoption of the Windsor Framework, paving the way for constructive cooperation between the parties, who also jointly committed to fully exploit the potential of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).

The TCA, which has applied since 1 January 2021, covers a wide range of areas including trade, transport, fisheries, energy, social security coordination, law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, while ensuring a level playing field for fair competition and sustainable development, as well as respect for fundamental rights.

This is the Commission’s third report on the implementation of the TCA. It presents an overview of the main developments in the functioning of the governance structures established by the TCA and in relation to enforcement tools, dispute settlement and complaints. The report also summarises the progress made in the areas falling within the remit of the TCA and outlines legislative developments in the United Kingdom that are relevant to the implementation of the TCA.

For the Report, please see here.