Guidance

Exporting to Luxembourg after Brexit if there’s no deal

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

Trade agreement

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 Luxembourg.

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 Luxembourg.

Check Luxembourg’s import tariffs and quotas under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on the Market Access MAP website.

Exporting goods

You may need to use the same processes for exporting to EU countries that apply when exporting to the rest of the world.

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.

Professional services

If you are providing services in Luxembourg you will need to be aware of rules regarding:

  • cross-border trade
  • establishing and structuring your business
  • business travel and visa requirements
  • recognition of professional qualifications
  • data protection

Travel

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.

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.

Contact

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 25 April 2019
  1. Step 1 Make sure your business has an EORI number that starts with GB

    You'll need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number starting with GB to continue exporting goods.

    1. Get an EORI number
  2. and Check your importer has an EU EORI number

    Your importer will need an EU EORI number.

    You'll need to get an EU EORI number if you're exporting to your own business within the EU. You can get one from the customs authority in any EU country.

  3. Step 2 Decide who will make the export declarations

    You can hire someone to deal with customs for you, or you can do it yourself.

    1. Find out how to hire someone to make customs declarations for you
    2. Find out how to make customs declarations yourself
  4. and Decide if you want to export your goods using transit

    You may be able to use the Common Transit Convention (CTC) to simplify how your goods pass through customs and when your importer pays customs duties.

    1. Find out if you can use the CTC
  5. Step 3 Check the rate of tax and duty for your goods

    Your importer will need to pay tax and duty on your goods after Brexit. This will depend on the classification of the goods.

  6. Step 4 Check what you need to do for the type of goods you export

  7. Step 5 Find out how changes to VAT will affect you

  8. Step 6 Decide who will transport your goods outside the UK

    You can hire someone to transport your goods, or you can do it yourself.

    1. Find out how to transport goods outside the UK yourself
  9. Step 7 Get help and support