UK-Côte d’Ivoire Continuity Trade Agreement

Trade and market access

Brexit pulse alert: respond to the business impacts of Brexit

15 October, 2020

Brexit development

The UK government has signed a continuity trade agreement with Côte d’Ivoire to ensure businesses in both countries can continue to trade on largely the same terms as present.

Top Brexit impacts

The agreement provides certainty to businesses that trade between the UK and Côte d’Ivoire will continue on largely the same terms as secured in the existing EU-Côte d’Ivoire Agreement, to which the UK is currently party.

The UK government has said the new agreement will ensure trade “continues with minimal disruption from 1 January 2021” with “minimal changes to tariffs and quotas”. Last year, the UK conducted over £400 million in trade with Côte d’Ivoire.

Actions for business

Businesses trading within the UK-Côte d’Ivoire corridor will be able to plan for the future with greater certainty. They will now have some time to examine the legal text of the agreement, which will come into effect on 1 January 2021 after the transition period.

To discuss specific support with your Brexit preparations based on this latest development contact: Deloitte Brexit Insight

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