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Summary of UK-Andean countries trade agreement

Information on the trade agreement with Andean countries, replicating the effects of the EU-Andean countries trade agreement.

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

What the agreement covers

The agreement will form the basis of economic and trade relations between the UK and the signatory Andean countries. It maintains the effects of the EU-Andean countries trade agreement.

The countries that will be covered by this agreement are:

  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru

The UK-Andean countries trade 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-Andean countries trade agreement such as provisions on political dialogue and other forms of cooperation, including on human rights.

When the agreement will take effect

This agreement will take effect after Brexit, when the EU-Andean countries trade agreement no longer applies to the UK.

Contact

If you have queries about trade after Brexit contact the Department for International Trade (DIT).

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Published 8 August 2019