Beyond Brexit—UK and Côte d’Ivoire sign Economic Partnership Agreement

Beyond Brexit—UK and Côte d’Ivoire sign Economic Partnership Agreement

The UK-Côte d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was signed during a meeting in London between Minister for International Trade, Ranil Jayawardena, and the Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Kingdom, Sara Affoué Amani, on 15 October 2020. Based on the terms in place between the EU and Cote d’Ivoire, the agreement aims to ensure that trade between the UK and Côte d’Ivoire can continue on preferential terms after the end of the transition period, with minimal changes to tariffs and quotas from 1 January 2021. Reflecting the signing of the agreement, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has published updated guidance on exporting to Côte d’Ivoire from 1 January 2021 to help stakeholders prepare for the end of the transition period and beyond.

Sources:

• GOV.UK—Press release: The United Kingdom and Côte d’Ivoire sign Economic Partnership Agreement  

• GOV.UK—Guidance: Existing UK trade agreements with non-EU countries

• GOV.UK—Guidance: Exporting to Cote d’Ivoire from 1 January 2021

For further detail, see: LNB News 16/10/2020 88.

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