Trade in goods under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The following EU Law practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Trade in goods under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • Introduction to the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • Trade in goods under the UK-EU TCA
  • Rules of origin for duty free trade
  • Non-originating goods—subject to duties
  • Export duties, taxes and other charges
  • Import and export restrictions
  • Import and export monopolies
  • Import licensing
  • Export licensing
  • More...

Trade in goods under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

This Practice Note provides an overview of the main aspects of the UK-EU TCA that are relevant to trade in goods between the UK and the EU. It addresses customs duties, export duties, other charges. It provides an overview of the preferential rules of origin applicable between the UK and the EU. It further addresses import and export restrictions, import and export licensing, customs valuation, trade remedies and tariff rate quotas. It touches on sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade and customs and trade facilitation.

Introduction to the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

On 24 December 2020, the UK and EU negotiators reached an agreement on the UK and EU’s future relationship. The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the UK-EU TCA) is a comprehensive agreement dealing with numerous aspects related to the UK’s decision to leave the EU’s internal market (Brexit). As a result, the agreement does not only cover trade in goods and services. It also addresses numerous other issues related to Brexit such as:

  1. investment

  2. competition

  3. state aid

  4. tax transparency

  5. air and road transport

  6. energy and sustainability

  7. fisheries

  8. data protection

  9. social security coordination

The UK-EU TCA provisionally commenced on 1 January 2021. It has been formally ratified by both the UK and the EU and formally entered into force on 1 May 2021.

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