Guidance

Exporting to the Netherlands after Brexit if there’s no deal

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to the Netherlands 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

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 the Netherlands.

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 the Netherlands.

Check the Netherlands’ 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 the Netherlands 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

Find out about opportunities for exporting to the Netherlands in our country guide on great.gov.uk.

Published 25 April 2019