8) Can I be cleared from 1 January 2021 for goods from the UK at the nearest customs office? The UK has announced its intention to join the Joint Transit Convention as soon as the EU withdrawal procedures have been completed. This convention forms the legal basis of the transit system for both the European Union and some neighbouring countries, such as Switzerland. It is not yet known whether and when the provisions of this agreement will apply to the United Kingdom: the European Commission is still working on the definition of an agreement; without agreement, the rules and procedures for third countries that do not comply with the convention are applied. 5) What changes for travellers arriving in the EU from the UK? The agreement governing the UK withdrawal provides for a transitional period from 1 February to 31 December 2020: 2020 will therefore not change anything for travellers with regard to customs. Journalists interested in what the civil rights agreement means for British nationals living in EU member states should contact the Ministry of Exiting the European Union. 3) What changed on February 1, 2020? Since February 1, 2020, smoking tobacco has not changed, as the agreement governing the withdrawal of the United Kingdom provides for a transitional period from February 1 to December 31, 2020. Perhaps the most radical amendment introduced by the Cotonou Agreement concerns trade cooperation. Since the first Lomé Convention in 1975, the EU has not granted reciprocal trade preferences to ACP countries. However, under the Cotonou Agreement, this system has been replaced by the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), a new regime that came into force in 2008. The new regime provides for reciprocal trade agreements, which means that not only does the EU grant duty-free access to its ACP export markets, but also that ACP countries grant duty-free access to their own markets for EU exports. 10) I am an authorized operator: What changes for me after BREXIT? From 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020, for reasons of brevity of the AEO, the authorised economic operator, depending on the authorisation granted, approved economic operators will continue to receive preferential treatment across the EU and in the UK, in accordance with the EU programme. From 1 January 2021, OAS operations to and from the UNITED Kingdom will no longer be considered intra-EU, but will become genuine imports and exports; Therefore, as of 1 January 2021, AEO authorisations granted in the United Kingdom will no longer have value unless it is a specific mutual recognition agreement.