Exporting to Lebanon after EU Exit if there’s no deal

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Lebanon 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.

Trade agreement

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

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

If the UK does not agree arrangements with Lebanon 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 Lebanon.

Tariffs and quotas

If the UK agrees continuity arrangements with Lebanon 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 Lebanon, the UK would export to Lebanon on Most Favoured Nation terms under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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 Lebanon are subject to embargoes or sanctions.


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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Published 25 April 2019