Exporting to Australia after EU Exit if there’s no deal

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Australia if we leave the EU with no deal.

Leaving the EU with a deal remains the UK government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, the government is continuing with no deal preparations to ensure the country is prepared for every eventuality.

Trade agreement

The UK does not have a trade agreement with Australia but it does have a mutual recognition agreement.

Product testing, certification and inspection

The mutual recognition agreement between the UK and Australia means we recognise each other’s conformity assessments.

Some UK goods can be tested in the UK against Australia’s regulations. The goods can then be sold in Australia without additional testing in Australia.

Find out what is covered by the mutual recognition agreement with Australia.

Tariffs and quotas

The UK exports to Australia on Most Favoured Nation terms under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Controlled goods

The export licensing regulations for controlled goods will be affected.

Controlled goods include:

  • military items
  • dual-use items (items with both civil and military uses)
  • firearms

Find out how export licensing for controlled goods will change.


Sanctions and embargoes

Exports of certain categories of product to some countries are subject to embargoes or sanctions.


Get in touch with DIT:

  • to find a trade office near you
  • for EU Exit enquiries
  • for support with exporting from the UK

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Published 26 April 2019