Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Germany if we leave the EU with no deal.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK will not have a free trade agreement with the EU or any individual member countries, including Germany.
Tariffs and quotas
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the EU’s Most Favoured Nation terms will apply to exports from the UK to Germany.
Check Germany’s import tariffs and quotas under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on the Market Access MAP website.
Find out how UK businesses can manage risk when doing business in Germany.
Exporting processes will change. When you export to EU countries, you will need to follow the processes that currently apply to trading with non-EU countries.
Find out how exporting to EU countries will change.
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.
New rules will apply if you sell services in Germany. Affected areas include:
- cross-border trade
- the structure of your business
- business travel and visa requirements
- recognition of professional qualifications
- data protection
Find out how providing services to Germany will change.
The rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
If your adult passport was issued over 9 years ago, you may be affected.
Check your passport is still valid with our tool before booking travel.
Find out about the passport validity rules.
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 Brexit enquiries
- for support with exporting from the UK
Find out about opportunities for exporting to Germany in our country guide on great.gov.uk.