Guide

Removing trade barriers for UK exporters

Introduction

Access to world markets is not always unrestricted for UK exporters. To open up new markets and trading opportunities - and to keep markets open - the UK is committed to working towards the removal of trade barriers. Providing equal access to markets encourages free and fair competition which benefits suppliers and consumers. Increasing market access on fair terms, and keeping markets open ensures that the rules-based international trading system functions efficiently.

This guide explains what a trade barrier is, what you should do if you come across trade barriers and the technical barriers to a trade agreement.