The British Parliament approved the draft agreement by adopting on 23 January 2020 the implementing laws (the 2020 Withdrawal Agreement Act) of the European Union (withdrawal agreement). Following the signing of the agreement, the UK Government adopted and tabled the UK`s ratification instrument on 29 January 2020.  The agreement was ratified by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020, after approval by the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. The UK`s withdrawal from the EU came into force on 31 January 2020 at 11 .m GMT, when the withdrawal agreement came into force in accordance with Article 185. The EU air transport law, which was not applicable at Gibraltar Airport before the withdrawal agreement came into force, applies to Gibraltar Airport only from the date set by the Joint Committee. The Joint Committee takes the decision on this matter after the United Kingdom and Spain have indicated that they have reached a satisfactory agreement on the use of Gibraltar Airport. 5. The reasonable period of time may be extended by mutual agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom. 2. If the EU and the United Kingdom fail to reach an agreement, within forty-five days from the date of notification, to determine whether the notified measure brings the respondent into compliance with the provisions of this agreement, each party may request in writing the original arbitration panel to rule on the matter. This request is communicated simultaneously to the other party. The arbitration panel`s decision is notified to the EU and the United Kingdom and to the Joint Committee within 75 days of filing the application.
The United Kingdom is still entitled to its share in the amounts recovered under the guarantees of the Member States and on the balance of its appeal account of its Member State. The UK`s share of this paragraph is proportional to its respective participation in each guarantee contract. CONSIDERING that, on the basis of the provisions of this Protocol, EU law will apply to sovereign basic territories in certain EU policies after the UK`s withdrawal from the EU, the notification sets out the provisions that the complainant intends to suspend.