In principle, next March 29, 2019 is the date for no deal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. As of today, the Parliament of the United Kingdom has not ratified the agreements reached between the government of that country and the European Union. If that date arrives with no deal, the exit will have important consequences, from the point of view of indirect taxation (Customs, VAT and Excise Duties), for economic operators both in the EU and in the United Kingdom.
The Free Trade Agreement signed between the European Union and Japan enters into force on 1 February (EU- Japan Economic Partnership Agreement ), one of the most sophisticated bilateral trade agreements signed by the EU so far. In addition to the usual chapters in these agreements, it includes measures related to data protection and environment.