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Trading under sanctions with Russia

Page summary:
What import and export restrictions apply due to sanctions for UK companies when trading with Russia.

Change made:
This page has been updated to add guidance on the requirement of a licence for Professional and Business Services to a person connected with Russia, a link to new page has been added in to the text. Time updated:
1:36pm, 2 December 2022

UK-Switzerland Mutual Recognition Agreement

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The UK and Switzerland have signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) to reduce non-tariff barriers related to conformity assessment in 5 sectors.

Change made:
Updated to reflect that the treaty text and explanatory memorandum have been laid in parliament.

Time updated:
11:03am, 6 December 2022

UK Trade Tariff: duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas

Page summary:
Temporary duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas for importing goods into the UK.

Change made:
Updated the outcome of 2021 duty suspensions.Updated the attached list of tariff suspensions on COVID-19 critical goods.Added an additional section on sunflower-seed oil.

Time updated:
4:43pm, 7 December 2022

Additional duties on goods originating in Russia and Belarus

Page summary:
Guidance on imports from Russia and Belarus requiring additional duties and terms of exemption.

Change made:
Content updated to include information about additional duties and exemptions for selected goods originating in Russia and Belarus. Also updated the product list attachment on additional duties.

Time updated:
4:42pm, 7 December 2022

Australia and New Zealand Trade Bill: explainer

Page summary:
Information on the contents of the Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill and some common misconceptions addressed.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
9:21am, 9 December 2022

Notice to exporters 2022/31: UK exporters issued compound settlements for unlicensed strategic exports

Page summary:
This notice sets out compound penalties related to unlicensed exports of dual use goods, military goods and related activity controlled by the Export Control Order 2008.

Change made:
First published. Time updated:
9:30am, 9 December 2022

UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Page summary:
Business guidance, explainers and other documents to help you understand the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and Australia.

Change made:
Reports section added to collection. New links to Trade Bill explainer, S42 report, and TAC report added.

Time updated:
12:26pm, 9 December 2022

UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

Page summary:
Business guidance, explainers and other documents to help you understand the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and New Zealand.

Change made:
Reports section added to collection. New links to Trade Bill explainer, S42 report, and TAC report added. Time updated:
12:27pm, 9 December 2022

UK Trade Tariff: duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas

Page summary:
Temporary duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas for importing goods into the UK.

Change made:
The commodity code for SUS_206 has been amended due to a change in commodity code structure by the EU.

Time updated:
12:04pm, 12 December 2022

Export control compliance code of practice

Page summary:
Guidance for exporters of controlled items on how to develop compliance procedures, pass audits and meet licence obligations.

Change made:
First published. Time updated:
11:45am, 13 December 2022

Notice to exporters 2022/32: The Export Control (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022

Page summary:
This notice informs exporters of an amendment to the Export Control Order 2008.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
9:30am, 14 December 2022

UK Trade Tariff: duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas

Page summary:
Temporary duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas for importing goods into the UK.

Change made:
Volume of autonomous tariff quota (ATQ) order number 05.2794 for 2023 added to ATQs for fish products section.

Time updated:
3:31pm, 14 December 2022

great.gov.uk performance dashboard

Page summary:
Department for International Trade (DIT) statistics showing performance indicators for digital services on great.gov.uk.

Change made:
Figures updated to include up to 30 November 2022.

Time updated:
9:30am, 15 December 2022

Trade remedies notices

Page summary:
Find trade remedies notices published from February 2020.

Change made:
Addition of trade remedies notice: definitive anti-dumping duties on certain aluminium extrusions from China.

Time updated:
10:00am, 16 December 2022

Apply to ECJU for a licence to provide technical assistance

Page summary:
Use this form to apply for a licence from the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) to provide technical assistance or support.

Change made:
First published. Time updated:
9:45am, 19 December 2022

Open individual export licence (OIEL)

Page summary:
You may be able to use an open individual export licence (OIEL) to regularly export similar controlled items to the same customer.

Change made:
First published. Time updated:
3:52pm, 19 December 2022

Global project licence

Page summary:
Use a global project licence to simplify the export of military goods and technology classed as collaborative defence projects.

Change made:
Refreshed version with new sections on: when to use a GPL; framework agreement partner states; using a GPL to export to countries outside a framework agreement; applying for a GPL; how licences are assessed; licence processing time; terms and conditions; customs declarations when exporting outside the UK; compliance; penalties and fines.

Time updated:
4:03pm, 19 December 2022

UK strategic export controls

Page summary:
UK’s regulatory framework for export controls and the circumstances where you might need an export licence.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
4:12pm, 19 December 2022

Notice to exporters 2022/33: further sanctions against Russia, introduced in December 2022

Page summary:
Further to notice to exporters 2022/27, a tranche of new trade sanctions on Russia entered into force on 16 December 2022.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
9:30am, 20 December 2022

Notices to exporters

Page summary:
Notices to exporters published by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU).

Change made:
Added notice to exporters 2022/33: further sanctions against Russia, introduced in December 2022 to the collection.

Time updated:
9:30am, 20 December 2022

UK – Gulf Cooperation Council trade negotiations update: December 2022

Page summary:
Round two of negotiations for a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
11:41am, 20 December 2022

Controls on trade of military goods (trafficking and brokering)

Page summary:
Trade controls that apply to sales, movement and all activities promoting the supply of controlled military goods.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
11:25am, 21 December 2022

Notice to exporters 2022/34: open general licences revoked

Page summary:
This notice lists the 26 open general export licences (OGELs) which have been revoked.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
3:00pm, 30 December 2022

Notices to exporters

Page summary:
Notices to exporters published by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU).

Change made:
Addition of notice to exporters 2022/34: open general licences revoked to collection. Time updated:
11:12am, 3 January 2023

Notice to exporters 2023/01: response time for requests for information (RFIs) for export licences

Page summary:
This notice informs exporters of the changes being made to response times for requests for information (RFIs).

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
9:30am, 5 January 2023

Notices to exporters

Page summary:
Notices to exporters published by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU).

Change made:
Added Notice to exporters 2023/01: response time for requests for information (RFIs) for export licences to the collection.

Time updated:
9:30am, 5 January 2023

Trade with Canada

Page summary:
How you import from and export to Canada.

Change made:
Link added to trade negotiations policy paper page.

Time updated:
4:47pm, 5 January 2023

Our governance

Page summary:
The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at Department for International Trade (DIT).

Change made:
Gareth Davies CB added as new Permanent Secretary of DIT with Crawford Falconer reverting to Second Permanent Secretary in DIT Board and Executive Committee sections. Tim Reid, new CEO of UKEF, replaces Samir Parkash in Board and Executive Committee listing.

Time updated:
10:40am, 9 January 2023

Trade with Vietnam

Page summary:
How you import from and export to Vietnam.

Change made:
Information in the ‘tarriff rates on goods’ has been updated to clarify that Vietnam remains a beneficiary of the UK Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) until the new Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) comes into force in early 2023.

Time updated:
10:29am, 16 January 2023

DIT register of board members’ interests

Page summary:
A register of the private interests declared by Department for International Trade board members.

Change made:
Addition of DIT departmental board members’ register of declared interests 1 April 2022 to November 2022.

Time updated:
12:39pm, 18 January 2023

great.gov.uk performance dashboard

Page summary:
Department for International Trade (DIT) statistics showing performance indicators for digital services on great.gov.uk.

Change made:
great.gov.uk performance dashboard statistics have been added for December 2022.

Time updated:
9:30am, 19 January 2023

Procurement at DIT

Page summary:
DIT’s purchasing arrangements and information for those looking to become a supplier or contractor.

Change made:
Addition of section on transforming public procurement and the impact of the Procurement Bill.

Time updated:
11:33am, 19 January 2023

EM on EU regulation 2022/2283 (COM(2022)645)

Page summary:
The government’s summary of a proposed amendment to EU legislation on autonomous tariff quotas of the EU for certain agricultural and industrial products.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
2:36pm, 19 January 2023

Trade and investment factsheets: latest update

Page summary:
The most up to date snapshot of the UK’s trade and investment positions with trading partners overseas.

Change made:
Factsheets updated to reflect the latest data available Time updated:
9:30am, 20 January 2023

Framework Document for the Trade Remedies Authority

Page summary:
The Framework Document sets out DIT’s arrangements to monitor and understand the TRA’s strategy, performance and delivery.

Change made:
Information and Liaison Protocols for Trade Remedies have been added.

Time updated:
8:12am, 24 January 2023

UK Trade Tariff: duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas

Page summary:
Temporary duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas for importing goods into the UK.

Change made:
Removal of fish product quota information for order number 05.2795 as it no longer applies.

Time updated:
12:32pm, 24 January 2023

Trade Secretary: My top five priorities for trade

Page summary:
The Secretary of State’s speech to the trade community on her top five priorities for trade, delivered at Lancaster House.

Change made:
First published. Time updated:
2:11pm, 24 January 2023

New Defence Export Advocate appointed to drive UK defence exports

Page summary:
Lord Lancaster appointed as the Government’s new Defence Export Advocate by the Trade Secretary, to drive the UK’s defence exports in a brand-new role.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
12:15am, 25 January 2023

Trade remedies notices: anti-dumping duty on corrosion-resistant iron and steel from China

Page summary:
Trade remedies notices published by the Secretary of State for International Trade relating to the anti-dumping duty on corrosion-resistant iron and steel from China.

Change made:
Taxation notice updated to more accurately describe the goods subject to the measure.

Time updated:
1:22pm, 25 January 2023

Trade and Sustainable Development Domestic Advisory Group (TSD DAG): meeting agendas and minutes

Page summary:
Meeting agendas and minutes from the TSD DAG, a group set up to discuss trade and sustainable development in UK trade agreements that are in force.

Change made:
Added minutes of the first meeting between the TSD DAG and DIT from September 2022.

Time updated:
4:33pm, 25 January 2023

Overseas Business Risk – Singapore

Page summary:
Information on how UK companies can control risks when doing business in Singapore.

Change made:
Updates made to the following sections:Political OverviewEconomic and Trade OverviewHuman RightsInternational RelationsBribery and CorruptionIntellectual PropertyOrganized CrimeDigital Security

Time updated:
3:26am, 30 January 2023

Trade remedies notices: anti-dumping duty on glass fibre products from China

Page summary:
Trade remedies notices published by the Secretary of State for International Trade relating to the anti-dumping duty on glass fibre products from China.

Change made:
Addition of trade remedies notice 2023/01: anti-dumping duty on certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in the People’s Republic of China which supersedes taxation notice 2020/14.

Time updated:
3:00pm, 31 January 2023

Trade remedies notices: countervailing duty on glass fibre products from China

Page summary:
Trade remedies notices published by the Secretary of State for International Trade relating to the countervailing duty on glass fibre products from China.

Change made:
Addition of remedies notice 2023/02: countervailing duty on certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in the People’s Republic of China which supersedes taxation notice 2020/08.

Time updated:
3:00pm, 31 January 2023

Trade and investment factsheets: latest update

Page summary:
The most up to date snapshot of the UK’s trade and investment positions with trading partners overseas.

Change made:
Factsheets updated to reflect the latest data available.

Time updated:
9:30am, 1 February 2023

UK trade agreements in effect

Page summary:
Find out about trade agreements that can be used now.

Change made:
Values for total UK trade with each country/bloc updated.

Time updated:
8:45am, 2 February 2023

Trade and Sustainable Development Domestic Advisory Group (TSD DAG): meeting agendas and minutes

Page summary:
Meeting agendas and minutes from the TSD DAG, a group set up to discuss trade and sustainable development in UK trade agreements that are in force.

Change made:
EEA, EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) added to the list of agreements in scope.

Time updated:
8:50am, 2 February 2023

Trade remedies notices: countervailing duty on glass fibre products from China

Page summary:
Trade remedies notices published by the Secretary of State for International Trade relating to the countervailing duty on glass fibre products from China.

Change made:
The summary of the transition review has been updated in trade remedies notice 2023/02 to more accurately describe the review of the countervailing measure. 

Time updated:
8:50am, 3 February 2023

UK trade agreements in effect

Page summary:
Find out about trade agreements that can be used now.

Change made:
Updated values for total UK trade with Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) trade bloc.

Time updated:
3:37pm, 3 February 2023

British business sizes up global trade wins as Malaysia and Chile join Indo-Pacific bloc

Page summary:
UK business opportunities bolstered as Malaysia and Chile join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
12:35pm, 6 February 2023