Exporting to China after Brexit if there’s no deal

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

Trade agreement

The UK does not have a trade agreement with China.

Tariffs and quotas

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

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

Managing risk

Find out how UK businesses can manage risk when doing business in China.

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 China are subject to embargoes or sanctions.


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

Published 26 April 2019