Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.
Last Published: 8/2/2019

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.  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).

Agricultural Trade Barriers

To report existing or new trade barriers and to get assistance in removing them, contact either the: Trade Compliance Center or U.S. Mission to the European Union

For more information and help with trade barriers please contact:
International Trade Administration
Enforcement and Compliance
Tel: (202) 482-0063

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United Kingdom Trade Barriers