The following agreements with countries and trading blocs are expected to enter into force when existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to the UK from 1 January 2021. On 23 October, the UK government signed a new trade agreement with Japan, which means that 99% of UK exports will be tariff-free. All UK trade statistics have been updated to correct an error. On this basis, EU trade agreements can continue to apply to the UK. The UK trade agreement with Israel includes the assessment of industrial product compliance. This means that existing agreements with Israel will continue after 31 December 2020. The UK trade agreement with Switzerland contains elements of the EU-Switzerland MRA. As of 31 October 2020[update], the United Kingdom had concluded 24 trade agreements with 53 countries, some using mutatis mutandis an approach mutatis mutandis to quickly emulate existing agreements between the EU and these countries, specifying only these small areas of differentiation (which has reduced some agreements to about 40 pages from the initial region of 1400). Among them are significant economies — by nominal GDP — such as South Korea, Switzerland, Israel and South Africa.
Nevertheless, much remains uncertain as to whether Canada`s trade with the United Kingdom will be subject to the same rules as those established under CETA and the impact of any interim or final bilateral trade agreement between the two countries on companies with a trade commitment with the United Kingdom. The European Union`s free trade agreement contributes to EU growth: in 2018, the EU was the world`s second largest exporter (15.5%) before the United States (10.6%) China (15.8%).  The CAW between Canada and the United Kingdom is an important activity for Canada. The United Kingdom is Canada`s fifth largest trading partner, with $29 billion in trade in 2019. It was also Canada`s largest merchandise export market in Europe in 2019, the world`s third largest market and a major source of foreign direct investment and scientific and technological partnerships. The ACA between Canada and the United Kingdom aims to ensure continued trade between Canada and the United Kingdom on preferential terms as soon as both countries no longer benefit from the expanded trade benefits of CETA.