The UK government is also conducting trade negotiations with countries that currently do not have EU trade agreements, such as the US, Australia and New Zealand. The bill was published on September 9, 2020 with details. The United Kingdom does not have the capacity to fish to the maximum of its permitted quotas.  Meanwhile, the ninth round of negotiations (which began in late September) ended on October 2, with no apparent progress. In a public statement, Mr.M. Barnier said there was still “convergence of trade in goods, services and investment, civil nuclear cooperation and participation in EU programmes”; “new positive developments on certain topics such as aviation safety, social security coordination and respect for fundamental rights and individual freedoms”; “the lack of progress on some important issues, such as the protection of personal data, climate change commitments or carbon prices”.  There are, however, “persistent serious divergences on issues of major importance to the European Union”, including “strong and long-term guarantees of open and fair competition”, “robust enforcement and dispute settlement mechanisms and effective remedies” and “a stable, sustainable and long-term fisheries agreement”.  Progress in the agreements with Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia has been modified. Update statistics for all UK trade with countries with which we have signed an agreement using the latest statistics. On November 20, von der Leyen said that after difficult weeks with very, very slow progress, there had been more movement on problematic issues.  A new round of negotiations, which ended on July 23, was again deemed sterile by both sides, with the prospect of a “no deal” seen as increasingly likely, but not inevitable.  Kenya has been added to the list of countries where trade agreements have been signed and the East African Community (EAC) has been removed from the list of countries where trade agreements are still under discussion. .