Exporting to New Zealand after Brexit if there’s no deal

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

Trade agreement

The UK is seeking a trade agreement with New Zealand.

We already have a mutual recognition agreement with them.

Tariffs and quotas

Until we sign a trade agreement with New Zealand, the UK exports to New Zealand on Most Favoured Nation terms under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Check New Zealand’s import tariffs and quotas under WTO rules on the Market Access MAP website.

Managing risk

Find out how UK businesses can manage risk when doing business in New Zealand.

Product testing, certification and inspection

The mutual recognition agreement between the UK and New Zealand means we recognise each other’s conformity assessments.

Some UK goods can be tested in the UK against New Zealand’s regulations. The goods can then be sold in New Zealand without additional testing in New Zealand.

Find out what is covered by the mutual recognition agreement with New Zealand.

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 some countries are subject to embargoes or sanctions.


Get in touch with DIT:

  • to find a trade office near you
  • for Brexit enquiries
  • for support with exporting from the UK

Export opportunities

Find out about opportunities for exporting to New Zealand in our country guide on

Published 25 April 2019