United Kingdom - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Agreements

Describes trade agreements this country is a party to. Includes resources where U.S. companies can get information on how to take advantage of these agreements.

Last published date: 2022-09-12

The UK is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). For a list of all regional trade agreements the UK has entered into, please visit the WTO Regional Trade Agreements Data Base.

U.S.-UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty

The U.S. Senate ratified the U.S.-UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty on September 29, 2010. The treaty creates Approved Communities of government and private sector entities that may receive defense articles and defense services under the treaty. Under the treaty, it is possible for most U.S. defense articles to be exported into, and within, these communities without prior licenses or other authorizations pursuant to the ITAR if certain conditions are met.