The tariff quotas in the agreement have been specially adapted in the United Kingdom. Total trade in goods and services between the United Kingdom and Switzerland is $37 billion. About 47% ($17.3 billion) of UK trade with Switzerland is services. The agreement is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2021 (or as soon as possible). One official said the deal was part of a strategy to make the UK a global technology and services hub after Brexit. Mutual recognition agreements – under which a product legally sold in one country can be sold in another country – have also been signed with Australia and New Zealand. The Committee notes that the trade agreement is very different from the previous agreement to which the UNITED Kingdom belongs as an EU member state. Among these differences, “today`s announcement is extremely important and important, both in terms of the breadth and depth of access to the services it represents,” said Sally Jones, EY`s business strategy and Brexit leader. Updated page to provide detailed instructions on trade with Switzerland from 1 January 2021. These include information on import duties and rules of origin. The continuity agreement, based on the existing free trade agreement between the EU and Switzerland, was concluded in December but ratified on Monday. You must ensure that the work or transformation you are doing in the UK goes beyond the minimum operations mentioned in the agreement and that the other relevant conditions are met. “We have made the proposed trade agreement a special attention to Parliament, because it is politically marked and, in many respects, it is very different from the AGREEMENTs the EU and Switzerland it replaces.

We hope that our report will help members of both chambers to examine these issues in greater depth. If the UK and Switzerland have an agreement with one of the other countries mentioned in the rules of origin, you can continue to use materials and, in some cases, the processing of that country in your exports to Switzerland. These guidelines contain information on aspects of trade that will change as soon as the agreement between the United Kingdom and Switzerland comes into force. This is for British companies that trade with Switzerland. You can continue to use EU materials or processing in your exports to Switzerland. The United Kingdom and Switzerland must have met the requirements of the origin protocol. They must also ensure that the work or transformation carried out in the United Kingdom goes beyond the minimum operations set out in the agreement and that the other relevant conditions are met. If you want to talk to someone face to face, we have local trade offices all over Britain. In any office, you can speak to an international trade advisor. Find your local sales office.

See the list of minimum transactions in Article 7 of the Origin Protocol in the text of the UK-Switzerland trade agreement. But with 46 days until the UK leaves, such continuity agreements have only become with: the initial agreement will last two years to ensure continuity immediately after the transition period. It will help lay the groundwork for a future improvement in trade relations between united Switzerland. Tariffs on bilateral merchandise trade between the UK and Switzerland will continue to apply after the agreement enters into force. However, in some cases, non-preferential rates may be lower due to changes to the most favoured nation scale in the United Kingdom. Businesses in both the UK and Switzerland will welcome the agreement. Mobility is an important basis for the success of business relationships, which exceeds the expectations that many people thought were possible in the time allotted.