Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Ecuador 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.
The UK is seeking to agree arrangements with Ecuador to ensure trade continues with minimal disruption after the UK leaves the EU.
If agreed, these arrangements could maintain the effects of the EU-Ecuador agreement if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
If the UK does not agree arrangements with Ecuador 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 Ecuador.
See the status of discussions with Ecuador.
Tariffs and quotas
If the UK agrees continuity arrangements with Ecuador 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 Ecuador, the UK would export to Ecuador on Most Favoured Nation terms under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
Find out about preparing to export under WTO rules.
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)
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.
Find out about the new sanction and embargo regulations.
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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