Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Portugal 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.
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 Portugal.
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 Portugal’s import tariffs and quotas under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
You may need to use the same processes for exporting to EU countries that apply when exporting to the rest of the world.
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.
If you are providing services in Portugal 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
Find guidance on providing professional services in Portugal.
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 EU Exit enquiries
- for support with exporting from the UK
Export opportunities and advice
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