It entered into force on 1 January 1980 and is one of two WTO plurilateral agreements (along with the Agreement on Government Procurement) in force only for WTO members that have accepted it. In February 2018, following earlier indications from the EU that its agreements with third countries would not apply to the UK during the post-Brexit transition period, the UK Government published in February 2018 a technical note proposing to continue the application of EU international agreements to the UK during the transition period, with the agreement of all parties concerned. At the March 2018 European Council, the EU agreed to inform other parties to international agreements that the UK is to be treated as a Member State during the transition period for the purposes of those agreements. However, this would be a request and it is possible that the third countries concerned will not give their consent. In March 2019, the government published a list of 158 international agreements (later reduced to 157) in different policy areas that it seeks to replace the current agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. He also referred to an unspecified number of additional agreements in certain policy areas. This document was then updated, reflecting the new standard release date of 31 October 2019 and the progress made in reaching agreements in certain areas. Some agreements, initially expected as not in time for Brexit day, are now expected to enter into force on 31 October. These include five fisheries agreements and one supplementary agreement on air services, as well as other agreements on trade continuity. However, the status of most other agreements for which cooperation was continuing or for which an agreement was not expected to be in force remains unchanged. This plurilateral agreement entered into force on 1 January 1980. There are signatories:.
Most WTO agreements are multilateral, as they are signed by all WTO members. The Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft is one of the plurilateral agreements signed by a small number of WTO members. It removes import duties on all aircraft, with the exception of military aircraft, as well as on all other products covered by the Agreement, civil aircraft engines and their parts and components, all components and sub-assemblies of civil aircraft, as well as flight simulators and their parts and components.