The most important elements of the draft agreement are: On behalf of the European Union, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020 and the Council of the European Union authorised the conclusion of the agreement by email on 30 January 2020.  Accordingly, the European Union also deposited its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on 30 January 2020, thus concluding the Agreement and brought it into force on the date of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, on 31 January 2020, at 11 p.m GMT. 5. The reasonable period may be extended by mutual agreement between the Union and the United Kingdom. TAKING NOTE of the amendments of the 29 Agreements on Citizens` Rights, Tobacco and Other Products concluded between the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom on 29 November 2018, cooperate on the environment and cooperation in the fields of police and customs and the agreement reached on 29 November 2018 on the conclusion of an agreement on taxation and the protection of financial interests, Withdrawal Agreements of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union d from the European Atomic Energy Community DESIRING to lay down the arrangements for the United Kingdom`s exit from the Union and Euratom, taking into account the framework of its future relations, the first subparagraph shall not apply where protection in the Union results from international agreements to which the Union presents itself. . . .