Some measures at EU level are required to adapt the EU’s legal framework to the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

These adaptations may be “readiness measures” (i.e. measures to be adopted in any case); or measures to implement the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

In terms of legal form, these measures may be legislative acts adopted by the EU co-legislators, delegated acts, implementing acts, or other measures.

Below you will find a list of measures published in the Official Journal of the European Union.


Readiness measures

Aviation security

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Central securities depositories

Central counterparties

Dual use goods 

Goods which could be used for capital punishment or torture

Marketing standards – fruits and vegetables

Marketing standards – hops

Marketing standards – eggs

Customs value

Pets: part I and part II

Control program for maximum residue limits of pesticides

Rough diamonds

SPS – transit and transhipment

Entry summary declarations and pre-departure declarations

Organic products

Plant propagating material – fruits

SPS – “listing” of Great Britain and the Crown Dependencies

Legislative measures to implement the Withdrawal Agreement, incl. the IE/NI protocol

Disease-free status of Northern Ireland:


Health mark on certain meat

Identification mark on certain products of animal origin

IP enforcement

Plant health – more stringent measures

Rules of origin in Union preferential trade arrangements

Tariff rate quota