Guidance

Exporting to Canada after Brexit if there’s no deal

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

Trade agreement

The UK is seeking to agree arrangements with Canada to ensure trade continues with minimal disruption after the UK leaves the EU.

If agreed, these arrangements could maintain the effects of the EU-Canada agreement if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

If the UK does not agree arrangements with Canada and the UK leaves the EU without a deal, existing trade agreements would no longer apply. This would mean the UK would not have preferential trade arrangements for exports to Canada.

Tariffs and quotas

If the UK agrees continuity arrangements with Canada there could be minimal changes to tariffs and quotas, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

If the UK does not agree arrangements with Canada, the UK would export to Canada on Most Favoured Nation terms under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Check Canada’s import tariffs and quotas under WTO rules on the Market Access MAP website.

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.

Travel

Sanctions and embargoes

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

Contact

Get in touch with DIT:

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

Export opportunities and advice

Stay up to date

This page tells you what to do if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. It will be updated if anything changes, including if a deal is agreed.

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Published 26 April 2019