The U.K. will likely miss the deadline set in mid-2021 by ministers in Boris Johnson`s administration to strike a free trade deal with the U.S. earlier this year, experts and former U.S. officials told Washington Business Insider. Negotiators are grappling to reach an agreement, with a deadline looming in four weeks. On 1 October, the Commission sent the UK government “a letter of formal notice for non-compliance with its obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement” for refusing to remove controversial clauses from the UK government`s Internal Market Act.  The letter marks “the first step in an infringement procedure.”  Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney observed earlier this week that many of the EU`s concerns would “fade” if a trade deal was reached.  This means that the de facto deadline set by the UK to enter into a trade deal is April 1, Miranda Lutz, a senior partner at Global Counsel, said in an article published in August. Negotiations continued after Boris Johnson insisted that the UK`s “final result” in a post-Brexit trade deal be to “regain control”.
If no trade agreement is reached by then, trade between the two will not be in line with World Trade Organization rules. At the end of May, The Guardian reported that the European Parliament`s Fisheries Committee “had threatened to veto any agreement that did not include a `balanced agreement` on fish quotas”.  She said, however, that it remained “comfortable” that Britain would continue to prosper if it did not reach an agreement and that it was obliged to deal with the EU on the terms of the World Trade Organization. The United Kingdom expects an agreement on the Canadian model, while the EU considers the proximity and scale of its trade, which conditions a trade agreement like Canada on the adoption by the United Kingdom of “level playing field” measures.  The EU and the UK will be able to continue negotiating if they wish, but both sides would face import taxes on goods traded between them. He said: “I think we will probably leave next week with these negotiations. We are not there yet. What I would say is that the British Government understands all too well the agreement needed for this agreement. I do not think the EU issue is unreasonable and the EU also has to compromise to answer many British questions. The evolution of the Brexit timetable will raise concerns in the European Parliament, where MEPs had insisted that they have the agreement in front of them by next Monday to start the ratification process. If there is no deal, businesses on both sides of the Channel will face tariffs and other trade barriers from 1 January.
This would hurt economies on both sides, with the impact being the largest for the UK, whose economy is already suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. The bill is said to be needed as a “vital safety net” to ensure smooth trade between all parts of the UK, regardless of what happens after Brexit with trade between Britain and the EU. In March 2020, the EU linked the fisheries policy negotiations to the trade negotiations, while the UK wants to distinguish between them.  One point to be negotiated is the length of the agreement: the EU expects a lasting agreement, the UK expects an annual Norwegian agreement compatible with fish biology, fishermen`s aspirations and fisheries science.  The EU may make fisheries concessions to the UK subject to UK financial concessions.  Although Johnson said Sunday that a trade deal “is here to be made,” Frost and Barnier both warned that serious “differences” remained. In early September, chief negotiators met informally in London to discuss their lack of progress, but there was “no breakthrough”.  Both parties argue that it is increasingly unlikely that an agreement can be reached before the expiry of the time limit.  Johnson stated on September 7 that there would be no agreement if no agreement was reached by October 15.  Mr.
Barnier had already declared on 26th August that an agreement had to be reached before 31st October so that the Council and the two parliaments could ratify it in good time (at the end of December).  According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, a trade agreement between the UK and the EU would help limit the decline in UK exports to the EU to 9%, while the expected drop would be 14% in the event of a no-deal.  On Sunday, Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, said his party would decide whether it wanted to vote in favour of a deal reached or abstain after reviewing the final deal. . . .