Goods transiting through the EU – and any other cumulative country – are not subject to the same restrictions as those transiting through other third countries. What framework does it apply to trade between the UK (UK) and Switzerland after leaving the EU? The UK is trying to emulate some 40 EU free trade agreements that cover more than 70 countries. 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. To learn more about the EU trade agreement with Switzerland UK REACH After the end of the transition period, EU REACH registration will no longer apply to the sale of chemicals in the UK (with the exception of Northern Ireland). It will be replaced by British reach. Only UK company registrations are automatically transferred to UK REACH; all other applications must be re-filed. Importers in the United Kingdom are required to ensure import registration. To this end, a downstream user import notification (DUIN) under which registration must take place should be requested through the competent authority. Registration must be completed within 2, 4 or 6 years, depending on the amount of substance and the danger profile. For more information, click here. What are the post-revocation rate fees? Current (EU) tariffs remain in effect until 31 December 2020. Uk standard tariffs for non-preferential products applicable from 1 January 2021 are available here on the UK government website. Updated page to provide detailed instructions on trade with Switzerland from 1 January 2021.

These include information on import duties and rules of origin. See the list of minimum transactions in Article 7 of the Origin Protocol in the text of the UK-Switzerland trade agreement. The United Kingdom has signed a trade agreement with Switzerland. Details have been added on how this agreement is different from the current EU agreement. Direct Insurance Agreement Decision The United Kingdom has signed a transport agreement with Switzerland. The agreement guarantees that UK carriers will be able to continue to operate in Switzerland with a EU licence as soon as the agreement comes into force. Food Labelling Similarly, after leaving the EU, EU food labelling rules no longer apply to deliveries to the UK (except Northern Ireland). The exact content of the new rules is not yet clear. If you expect goods to be in transit when EU-Swiss trade agreements are no longer in force, you can obtain a retrospective certificate of origin. This shows that the products are from the UK and can benefit from preferential conditions when your products arrive within 12 months or within 12 months of the date of the UK-Switzerland trade agreements. As part of its `Mind the Gap` strategy, the Federal Council intends to ensure that the reciprocal rights and obligations in its relationship with the UK apply as much as possible after the UK`s withdrawal from the EU and that they are extended in certain areas.

In this context, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have already signed agreements on road transport, air transport and insurance. In December 2018, the Federal Council adopted an agreement on citizens` rights with the United Kingdom. The agreement does not apply to trade in services. Indeed, there is no recent agreement between the EU and Switzerland that is specifically aimed at trade in services.