The agreement defines the goods, services and processes related to them. It argues that any product or service lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the Union (Art. 40 & 41). On 22 October 2019, the House of Commons agreed by 329 votes to 299 to grant the revised Withdrawal Agreement (negotiated by Boris Johnson earlier this month) at second reading, but when the accelerated timetable it proposed did not receive the necessary parliamentary support, Johnson announced that the legislation would be on hold.   European Council meeting to complete withdrawal conditions and future relationship between the EU and the UK The UK will start the formal withdrawal process by the end of March 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on 2 October at the Birmingham conference. The Council, which met in EU-27 format, was briefed by the Commission`s Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier, on recent developments in the Brexit negotiations. The Chief Negotiator presented ministers with an agreement reached by the negotiators on parts of the legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement, covering civil rights, the financial settlement, a number of other withdrawal issues and transition. The European Council adopted a decision extending the period referred to in Article 50(3) in the context of the United Kingdom`s intention to leave the EU. The extension is until 31 January 2020 in order to have more time to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement. The 2019 revisions also adapted elements of the political declaration and replaced the word “appropriate” with “appropriate” with respect to labour standards.
According to Sam Lowe, a fellow at the Centre for European Reform, the amendment excludes labour standards from dispute settlement mechanisms.  In addition, the mechanism for a level playing field has been moved from the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement to the Political Declaration and the line in the Political Declaration that “the UK will consider aligning itself with EU legislation in relevant areas” has been deleted.  Eu-27 Heads of State or Government held an extraordinary Article 50 Meeting of the European Council to discuss Brexit. They confirmed once again the conclusions of 25 November 2018, in which they endorsed the Withdrawal Agreement and endorsed the Political Declaration. The new relationship between the EU and the UK will start provided that an agreement has been reached and approved by the EU Member States, the European Parliament and the British Parliament. Brexit Timetable: Events Leading up to the UK`s withdrawal from the European Union (1 MB, PDF) The 599-page Withdrawal Agreement includes the following priorities: The draft Withdrawal Agreement translates into legal terms the joint report of eu negotiators and the UK government of December 2017 on the first phase of negotiations. . . .