European Economic Area Act 1993


The European Economic Area Act 1993 (c. 51) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that incorporates the EEA Agreement signed in Brussels on 2 May 1992 that made provision for the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital within the European Single Market into the domestic law of the United Kingdom and amends the European Communities Act 1972 to incorporate the agreement within the list of the EC/EU treaties. It was given Royal assent on 5 November 1993.

European Economic Area Act 1993
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to make provision in relation to the European Economic Area established under the Agreement signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993.
Citation1993 c. 51
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
(Also applicable to and in but not [formally] extended to [to become formally incorporated into and as part of the laws of] Gibraltar)
(Note: The territorial extent of the Act does not affect the actual territorial extent of the membership of the UK in the EEA, by virtue of the UK's membership of the EC/EEC and then of the EU.)
Dates
Royal assent5 November 1993
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Act was amended by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 on 31 January 2020.


See also