This triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which sets out the procedure for a member state`s exit from the Union and introduces a two-year countdown to withdrawal. 59.The UK and the EU broadly agreed on the parameters of the agreement on citizens` rights in the joint report published in December 2017. These commitments were translated into a text agreed at the level of the negotiations with the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement in March 2018. The version of the november 2018 law has hardly been modified and has been reproduced in its entirety in the last text. However, not all issues have been resolved in the manner sought by stakeholders. The most important elements of the draft agreement are:  1. The United Kingdom shall ensure that its withdrawal from the Union does not result from a reduction in rights, guarantees or equal opportunities in accordance with the part of the 1998 Convention entitled `Rights, Guarantees and Equal Opportunities`, including in the field of protection against discrimination, as enshrined in the provisions of Union law listed in Annex 1 to this Protocol; and implements this paragraph through specific mechanisms. The agreement defines the goods, services and processes related to them. It argues that any product or service lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the Union (Art. 40 & 41). parties to another agreement between the Union and the United Kingdom, under the conditions laid down in this Agreement. The arbitration panel may decide, in agreement with the Parties, not to hold a consultation. The UK Justice Minister described the bill as an “insurance policy” or “break the glass in an emergency”.
The Justice Minister said the UK government would only invoke the powers in the bill if the EU and the UK fail to reach an agreement and the EU acted “inappropriately”16, so it is unclear what might prompt the UK to use the powers conferred by the bill. . . .