Policy paper

Continuing the UK's trade relationship with South Korea: parliamentary report

This report explains the government’s approach to maintaining continuity of the trade relationship between the UK and South Korea from 1 January 2021.



This report contains:

  • an overview of the agreement
  • economic analysis of trade between the UK and South Korea
  • an explanation of any changes or significant differences between the UK-South Korea trade agreement and the EU-South Korea trade agreement

It includes information on:

  • goods
  • tariff rate quotas
  • rules of origin
  • origin quotas
  • customs and trade facilitation
  • technical barriers to trade
  • electronics
  • motor vehicles and parts
  • pharmaceutical products and medical devices
  • sanitary and phytosanitary measures
  • intellectual property including geographical indications
  • sustainability
  • government procurement
  • competition and subsidies
  • services

It also includes information on exchanges of letters between the UK government and the Korean government.

South Korea is formally known as the Republic of Korea.

Published 9 September 2019