Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Ireland 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 Ireland.
Tariffs and quotas
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the EU’s Most Favoured Nation terms will apply to exports to the EU.
Check Ireland’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 Ireland.
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.
New rules will apply if you sell services in Ireland. 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 Ireland 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 Brexit enquiries
- for support with exporting from the UK
Export opportunities and advice
Find out about opportunities for exporting to Ireland in our country guide on great.gov.uk.
Avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no-deal scenario
The UK government has confirmed a unilateral, temporary approach to checks, processes and tariffs to do all we can to avoid a hard border.
The UK government would not introduce any new checks or controls on goods at the land border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, including no customs requirements for nearly all goods.
Because these are unilateral measures, they only mitigate the impact of exit that are within the UK government’s control.
These measures do not set out the position in respect of tariffs or processes to be applied to goods moving from Northern Ireland to Ireland.