Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 8/2/2019

The UK participates in the free trade arrangements of the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).  For a list of trade agreements with the EU and its member states, as well as concise explanations, please see: 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.


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United Kingdom Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements