Exporting to Singapore after Brexit if there’s no deal

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

Trade agreement

The UK does not currently have a trade agreement with Singapore.

An EU-Singapore trade agreement is expected to come into force before the end of 2019.

The UK is seeking to replicate the effects of this agreement should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

Before the UK-Singapore agreement can take effect, the EU-Singapore agreement needs to come into force.

Tariffs and quotas

Until the UK-Singapore agreement comes into effect, the UK exports to Singapore on Most Favoured Nation terms under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Check Singapore’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 Singapore.

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 Singapore in our country guide on

Published 25 April 2019