Preparing for a UK trade policy: a guide to trade legislation

Guide to the Trade Bill which establishes a new trade policy after leaving the EU, and the trade-related tax measures in the Taxation (Cross-Border) Trade Bill.



The government have introduced the Trade Bill into Parliament to ensure that the UK is ready for when we leave the EU, providing continuity for individuals, businesses and international trading partners.

Additionally, the government has also introduced the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill which, amongst other things, will allow the UK to set preferential or additional duties in certain circumstances. For example, preferential rates for developing countries (unilateral preferences) and additional duties relating to trade remedies following an independent investigation.

Published 8 January 2018