United Kingdom - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers

Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.

Last published date: 2021-09-22

Trade Barriers

The UK has no significant trade or investment barriers and no restrictions on the transfer of capital or repatriation of profits. The few barriers that exist are almost all attributable to UK implementation of EU Directives and regulations. Of note, while the UK converted EU laws into domestic legislation at the point of Brexit, the UK may now amend or repeal those laws in favor of laws and regulations tailor-made for the UK.  For information on existing trade barriers, please see the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, published by Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). 

To report existing or new trade barriers and to get assistance in removing them, contact the Trade Compliance Center.

For more information and help with trade barriers please contact: 

International Trade Administration

Enforcement and Compliance

Tel: (202) 482-0063

ECCommunications@trade.gov