The UK is trying to replicate the effects of existing EU agreements when they no longer apply to the UK. All UK trade statistics have been updated to correct an error. On 23rd October the British government signed a new trade agreement with Japan, which means that 99% of British exports there will be exempt from customs duties. Trade agreements involving the UK as an EU member state are no longer valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The UK has since left the EU, but its trade relationship remains the same until the end of the year. That`s because it`s in an 11-month transition – designed to give both sides some time to negotiate a new trade deal. To date, more than 20 of these existing agreements, covering 50 countries or territories, have been shaken up and will start on 1 January 2021. This represents around 8% of total UK trade, based on 2018 figures. But it is clear that new agreements with some countries will not be ready in time. The following agreements are still under discussion with countries that have already concluded trade agreements with the EU. Updated to reflect ongoing trade negotiations with Turkey and Vietnam Updated table of trade agreements, to include the nature of the agreements and to change a certain percentage of total trade values.
Any existing European agreement that is not shaken up will end on 31 December and future trade will take place under WTO conditions until an agreement is reached. The UK government is working on new deals to replace EU trade deals after Brexit. If you have any business issues during the transition period, please contact your local International Sales Advisor. Britain has signed a free trade agreement with Japan. Trade agreements also aim to remove quotas – restrictions on the amount of goods that can be traded. No new trade agreement can start before the transition is complete. Brexit: UK trade `difficult if Irish border is not resolved` Discover the new trade deals that will exist as part of a no-deal Brexit. .