EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The EU and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement in principle on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which provisionally applies as from 1st January 2021. The agreement creates an ambitious free trade area with:

  • no tariffs or quotas on traded goods, subject to the submission of an appropriate proof of preferential origin
  • full market access for services and public procurement
  • solid provisions on level playing field

In order to qualify for preferential treatment, your product will need to satisfy the rules of origin under the agreement. Please check the interactive “Rules of Origin Self Assessment tool (ROSA) in My Trade Assistant to assess whether your product fulfils the rules of origin and find out how to prepare the correct documents. You can also retrieve detailed information about the tariffs, customs procedures and product requirements applicable to your products on the UK and the EU market.


For trade in goods between the EU and Northern Ireland, the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland included in the Withdrawal Agreement applies.

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