Information on the trade agreement with Central America, replicating the effects of the EU-Central America agreement.
This agreement will take effect if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
What the agreement covers
The agreement establishes a political and economic association between the UK and the Central American countries. It maintains the effects of the EU-Central America agreement.
The countries that will be covered by this agreement are:
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
The UK-Central America agreement covers:
- trade in goods and services, including provisions on rules of origin, preferential tariffs and quotas
- intellectual property
- geographical indications
- government procurement
It replicates wider elements of the EU-Central America agreement such as provisions on political dialogue and other forms of cooperation, including on human rights.
When the agreement is active
This agreement will take effect after Brexit, when the EU-Central America agreement no longer applies to the UK.
If you have queries about trade after Brexit contact the Department for International Trade (DIT).
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