Guidance

Exporting to Vietnam after Brexit if there’s no deal

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

Trade agreement

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

An EU-Vietnam trade agreement is expected to come into force in early 2020.

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

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

Tariffs and quotas

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

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

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.

Travel

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

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Published 18 April 2019