On Wednesday, the 12th of February 2020, a top EU executive had sent a reminder to Britain saying a Brexit might be done, but the United Kingdom had yet to secure post-Brexit trade deals for the transitional period which would last until end-2020, which eventually had made the bloc’s former second-largest economy exposed to a number of transport duties, while the top EU executive had also raised an alarming bell for Britain adding it must pay off the transport levies, otherwise the former member of the bloc that left EU on January 31st as planner should be preparing to face off court proceedings in Brussels.
In point of fact, latest warning bell from the EU Commission came forth a day after the UK Finance Minister Javid’s plea to an equalization on financial terms was brushed aside in an EU parliamentary session, shaking up the barometers without even proceedings of a formal trade negotiation for the transitional period.
Meanwhile, adding that the EU law would be applicable to United Kingdom during the transitional period unless it could fork out better deals with EU members, the EU Commission said in a statement on Wednesday (February 12th), “EU law continues to apply in full to the UK for the duration of the transition period.
In particular, the UK remains subject to the EU’s enforcement mechanisms, such as infringement procedures. ”