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Agreement on trade in goods between Iceland, Norway and the UK

Documents relating to the agreement on trade in goods between Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway and the UK.

The agreement can take effect if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Summary of the agreement

The Iceland-Norway-UK agreement on trade in goods incorporates the relevant provisions of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (“EEA Agreement”) and the trade-related bilateral agreements between Iceland and the EU and Norway and the EU in order to achieve continuity of effect of the existing preferential trade in goods arrangements as far as is possible.

The agreement provides for zero-rate tariffs on industrial products and preferential tariffs and tariff rate quota allowances for agricultural and fishery products.

The agreement also contains provisions on trade remedies, dispute settlement, customs cooperation and rules of origin.

The agreement provides certainty that UK businesses who trade with Iceland and Norway can continue in a no deal scenario, without any additional tariffs.

The agreement also ensures continuous market access for UK producers exporting to these markets and continued trade of Icelandic and Norwegian produce into the UK market for the benefit of the UK consumer.  

When the agreement is active

The Iceland-Norway-UK agreement on trade in goods can take effect if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Explanatory memorandum

Information on the trade agreement including:

  • ministerial responsibility
  • policy considerations
  • implementation

Parliamentary report

Details of, and reasons for, any significant differences between the trade elements of the EEA agreement and the new Iceland-Norway-UK agreement on trade in goods.

Treaty text

Agreement on Trade in Goods between Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom

Letters on technical barriers to trade and sanitary provisions

Details of commitments made by the UK on technical barriers to trade and sanitary provisions, in accordance with the published UK technical notices and related guidance.

Published 12 April 2019