The UK-EU Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) is a draft free trade agreement between the UK and the European Union, to be signed before the end of the December 2020 transitional period.   There is no such agreement as of 31 October 2020 [Update] and discussions for the creation of such an agreement are ongoing. No new trade agreement can start before the transition is complete. While free trade agreements aim to boost trade, too many cheap imports could threaten a country`s producers, which could have an impact on employment. During the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK, some feared that no agreement would be reached on the withdrawal conditions and that the UK would hastily leave the EU without a deal (the initial no-deal Brexit scenario). With this result, the UK secured a pure agreement with Norway and Iceland, which would only be valid on the basis of a no-deal exit from the EU. Given that the UK agreed on terms and ratified the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in November 2019 and left the EU at the end of January 2020, this agreement has become obsolete and therefore will not enter into force. Agreements with the following countries and trading blocs are expected to enter into force from 1 January 2021, when existing EU trade agreements will no longer apply to the UK. on EU free trade agreements in which the UK currently participates The UK has signed a free trade agreement with Japan. . . .