Department for International Trade

Trade with Canada from 1 January 2021

How you import from and export to Canada will change from 1 January 2021.

The UK has signed a trade agreement with Canada.

However, the TCA will not come into force from 1 January 2021. To minimise the impact of this, the UK and Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This will ensure continuity of trading conditions in a number of key areas until the agreement can enter into effect. We expect this to take place in early 2021.

This guidance provides information on changes to certain aspects of trade that will apply from 1 January 2021 until the UK-Canada agreement takes effect. It is for UK businesses trading with Canada.

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