Summary of the UK-Faroe Islands free trade agreement (FTA)

Information on the trade agreement with the Faroe Islands, replicating the effects of the EU-Faroe Islands agreement.

This agreement will take effect if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

What the agreement covers

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and the Faroe Islands is a goods-only trade agreement. It maintains the effects of the EU-Faroe Islands agreement in a bilateral context.

The UK-Faroe Islands FTA covers:

  • rules of origin
  • preferential tariffs and quotas
  • customs and energy-related provisions
  • provisions on institutions

As the agreement only covers goods, it does not contain chapters commonly found in FTAs, for example, services and intellectual property rights.

When the agreement is active

This agreement will take effect after Brexit, when the EU-Faroe Islands 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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Published 8 August 2019