Find out about the trade agreements that the UK has already signed and our discussions with countries with which the EU has a trade agreement. The Uk will leave the European internal market and the European Union`s customs union on 1 January 2021.  A trade agreement would facilitate trade between the EU and the UK, which account for 49% of the UK`s international trade.  A Canadian-model trade agreement would offer the UK a reduction in most tariffs between the EU and the UK, without however removing VAT, tariffs and phytosanitary controls.  The rules on the dominant financial services sector are of particular importance to the United Kingdom.  A week of negotiations began by videoconference on April 20. The preface (other languages), published in November 2020 by Sabine Weyand, Director-General of DG Trade, provides an overview of the successes achieved in 2019 and the ongoing work for the EU`s 36 main preferential trade agreements. The working document attached by the Commission services contains detailed information under the trade and partner agreements. Where EU trade agreements apply, UK and EU content will continue to be charged to rules of origin in EU trade agreements until 31 December 2020, as is currently the case. .