For more information on the joint committee and governance structures put in place by the VA, see Section 7 of the Briefing of the Commons Library 8453 On the UK`s withdrawal agreement from the EU. Note that this briefing was on the November 2018 version of the VA. The VA was revised in October 2019, but the governance structures and the main body of the agreement remained unchanged. The protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland has been extensively revised. See Briefing Paper 8713, The October 2019 EU UK Withdrawal Agreement “Full and regular implementation of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland is an essential part of the EU`s relationship with the UK. With regard to the supply of medicines, this protocol provides for the application of the EU`s pharmaceutical acquis with regard to Northern Ireland after the transition period. We also see that Northern Ireland is facing particular challenges in this regard as a result of the UK`s exit from the EU… The VA has delegated a number of agreements concerning the separation of the UK from the EU and the management of the agreement to the joint committee on which it was decided. These include tasks related to the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland. An agreement in principle was reached, among others, in the following areas: border inspection posts/entry points specifically for the control of animals, plants and derivatives, export declarations, supply of medicines, provision of chilled meat and other food products to supermarkets, as well as clarification on the application of state aid under the protocol. triangulation of social security coordination between the UK, the EU and the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) states; The VA has established a joint committee “responsible for the implementation and implementation of the agreement” (Article 164). The UK and the EU will work to resolve all disputes over the implementation of the agreement in the Joint Committee. But if no solution can be found, the disputes will be referred to an arbitration tribunal.
This publication is in www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-uk-joint-committee-statement-on-implementation-of-the-withdrawal-agreement/eu-uk-joint-committee-statement-on-implementation-of-the-withdrawal-agreement After intense and constructive work by the EU and the UNITED Kingdom in recent weeks, the two co-chairs can now announce their agreement in principle on all issues, including the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland. The UK and EU have stressed their commitment to EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU and to guaranteeing the protection of their rights under the withdrawal agreement. The Committee agreed to extend the coordination of social security between the UK and the EU to the countries of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) from 1 January 2021. The committee adopted the joint report on citizens` rights on residence and approved its publication. The parties also agreed on the principle of decisions that the Joint Committee must make before 1 January 2021. This relates in particular to the practicalities of the EU`s presence in Northern Ireland, where the UK authorities carry out checks and checks under the Protocol – defining criteria for goods that should not be considered “threatened” when moving from Britain to Northern Ireland, exemption from agricultural and fisheries subsidies from state aid rules, preparation of the list of chairs of the dispute resolution mechanism arbitration panel to allow the Arbitration Tribunal to begin its work from next year, and correction of errors and omissions in Schedule 2 of the protocol. “By applying this approach for up to 12 months after the end of the transition period, the EU intends to give all stakeholders sufficient time to adapt to the UK`s withdrawal and, if necessary, to establish new supply routes, providing for an uninterrupted supply of medicines and a high level of public health protection.” Decisions