Rules of Origin in the UK EU trade deal

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement secured tariff-free trade for businesses trading between the UK and EU following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

However, to qualify for this tariff and quota-free trade, firms need to comply with Rules of Origin specified by the deal.

This one-hour webinar from the Institute of Export & International Trade gives an overview of these new rules, covering:

  • What is origin and why is it important in international trade
  • What are the rules of origin in the UK: EU trade deal
  • Key principles around bilateral cumulation, when they do and don’t apply
  • Proving origin: supplier declarations and importer’s knowledge
  • Use of customs and trade procedures to support effective trade and zero tariffs
  • Commercial implications for businesses, challenges and opportunities

For more information about how the Institute can support you to trade with Europe under the UK-EU trade deal, please visit here.

To view the slides from the webinar, click here.


The webinar was hosted by Kevin Shakespeare, the IOE&IT’s director of stakeholder engagement.

Having developed such educational and training programmes as the Diploma in World Customs Planning and Compliance, Kevin currently manages specialist and customs training resources for HMRC’s Trader Support Service.

Kevin has worked with Invest NI, Scottish Enterprise, UK Export Finance, Saudi Export Development Authority and is an approved United Nations international trade trainer.

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