First, there has been less information on the government`s preparations to replace or deal with the agreements covered by the EU`s many international agreements on non-trade agreements. The government introduced the Trade Act in November 2017 to allow the implementation of these alternative agreements on the national territory and to implement other measures necessary for an independent UK trade policy after Brexit. In the government`s impact assessment of the trade law published in November 2017, the government covered 88 third countries covered by EU trade agreements and accounting for 13% of the UK`s trade. This figure does not take into account new agreements signed, such as the EU-Japan partnership. Three EU trade agreements – with CARIFORUM (the 15 Caribbean states and the Dominican Republic), with Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) and with the Republic of Korea – contain a cultural cooperation protocol explicitly referring to the convention. These protocols have a largely similar objective: the granting of preferential treatment to all parties, including the mobility of cultural professionals and the negotiation of co-production agreements. Thus, the EU-Korea Cultural Cooperation Protocol establishes a framework in which the two sides cooperate to facilitate the exchange of cultural activities, goods and services, including in the audiovisual sector, and to improve the conditions for such exchanges. 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). Today, EFTA has 29 free trade agreements covering 40 countries and territories outside the EU. In January 2019, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said that if the UK withdrew from the EU without a deal, the government thought around 1,000 EU treaties were relevant, but they rose to less than 400 with a direct impact and a much smaller number “in the dozen” other material issues on the day of withdrawal. This name should not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and should not affect the individual positions of EU Member States in this regard.
The Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia) and the Eastern European countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, but without Russia, which insists on the creation of four COMMON EU-Russia areas) fall under the EPI. Seven Mediterranean countries have established a “Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement” (EMAA) with the EU, while Palestine has an interim EMAA agreement.  Syria signed an EMAA in 2008, but the signing was postponed sine die. Negotiations for a framework agreement with the remaining Libyan state have been suspended. The Republic of Moldova and Ukraine of the Eastern Partnership have entered into association agreements. Armenia concluded A.A. negotiations in 2013, but decided not to sign the agreement, while Azerbaijan was negotiating an AA.