The EU asserts that, in the absence of a level playing field, it cannot propose a basic free trade agreement that is the one it negotiated with Canada. A European Union Association Agreement (A.A.) is a treaty between the European Union (EU), its member states and a non-EU country, which establishes a framework for cooperation between them. Among the areas that often fall under these agreements is the development of political, commercial, social, cultural and security relations. The legal basis for the conclusion of association agreements is provided by Article 217 of the Treaty ON THE EUROPEAN Union (Article 310 and 238 TEC). The Ministry of International Trade published a list on 21 February showing the status of negotiations on replacement agreements. He confirmed that the agreements between Japan and Turkey would not pass on the day of the withdrawal, but said that the commitment to other agreements was under way. Switzerland is not part of the EEA agreement, but it does have a number of bilateral agreements with the EU. More information on these agreements is available on the European Commission`s website and on the Federal Administration`s website. Australia has trade agreements with the EU, but there is no comprehensive free trade agreement yet; It has been negotiating with the EU since July 2018. In November 2018, the government announced air agreements with the United States, Canada and eight other countries to secure flights after Brexit. Also in November, agreements were presented to Parliament with Australia, Canada and the United States on cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear energy and an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency on security measures under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. A report published in the Financial Times in May 2017 suggested that 759 separate eu-wide international agreements have been concluded with the UK.
These include trade, regulatory cooperation, fisheries, agriculture, nuclear cooperation and cooperation in transport (including aviation). Another 168 countries are participating in the agreements. Mr Johnson said he would negotiate for what he called the entire British family, including Gibraltar.