International agreements to which the EU is a party and international agreements concluded by Member States on behalf of the Union; The first paragraph does not apply when protection in the EU is derived from international agreements to which the Union is a party. The arbitration panel, in agreement with the parties, may decide not to hold a hearing. (*1) The EU informs the other parties to the agreements that during the transitional period, the United Kingdom must be treated as a member state for the purposes of these agreements. the day after the end of the article 50 period, paragraph 3, of the EU Treaty, extended by the European Council in agreement with the United Kingdom, provided that the custodian of this agreement has received before that date the written communications of the Union and the United Kingdom on the completion of the necessary internal procedures; CONSIDERING that appropriate arrangements must be made with regard to exemptions and exemptions from customs duties and taxes that can be maintained by the United Kingdom`s armed forces and the personnel who followed it after the UK`s withdrawal from the EU. Following an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs decided that the UK government was not complying with Parliament because it refused to give Parliament full legal advice on the effect of its proposed revocation conditions.  The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the “backstop” agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the CUSTOMS border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its impact on the Good Friday agreement that led to the end of the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether , according to the proposals, the UK would be certain that it would be able to leave the EU in a practical sense. Therefore, this protocol does not prevent the United Kingdom from including Northern Ireland in the territorial scope of agreements it can enter into with third countries, provided that these agreements do not affect the application of this protocol. Obligations arising from the cooperation agreement between the European Community and its Member States, on the one hand, and the Swiss Confederation, on the other hand, with regard to the fight against fraud and any other illegal activity affecting their financial interests (11) The United Kingdom and the European Union reached an agreement at the European Council on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union.