The bill contains the words “notwithstanding” – which actually means that this legislation sets aside a law that we have already agreed to. Rules of understanding and interpretation of the agreement. It is specified that they have the same legal force in the EU as in the UK. The rules have a direct effect, i.e. if they are precise and clear, they can be directly invoked by individuals before national courts. The provisions of EU law are interpreted in accordance with EU law and the practice of the European Court of Justice. The revelations came on the eve of the resumption of the UK`s trade negotiations and future relations with the EU. The eighth round of negotiations is due to start on Tuesday and the outlook is bleak. It was signed “assuming that further agreements could be reached to clarify these aspects,” the spokesman added. However, to some extent, the withdrawal agreement must be supplemented by provisions of Swedish law. This concerns the rights of citizens with regard to the right of concerned British citizens and their families to continue to travel, live and work in Sweden after they leave. On 6 September 2020, the Financial Times reported that the UK government was considering drafting new laws to circumvent the protocol of the Northern Ireland Withdrawal Agreement.
 The new law would give ministers the power to determine which state aid should be notified to the EU and to define which products at risk of being transferred from Northern Ireland to Ireland (the withdrawal agreement stipulates that in the absence of a reciprocal agreement, all products are considered vulnerable).  The government defended this approach and stated that the legislation was in accordance with protocol and that it had only “clarified” the volumity in the protocol.  Ursula von der Leyen warned Johnson not to violate international law and said that the implementation of the withdrawal agreement by Britain was a “precondition for any future partnership”.  On 8 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, told the British Parliament that the government`s internal market bill would “violate international law”.”  “The outstanding issues are not difficult. They can be solved. What I`m saying to the Prime Minister is that you promised a good deal, keep going, negotiate,” he added. The withdrawal agreement also contains provisions for the United Kingdom to leave the Convention setting the status of European schools, with the United Kingdom sticking to the convention and accompanying regulations on accredited European schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period, namely: