- UK, Switzerland Sign Agreement to Continue Trading After Brexit As Before - Statement
UK, Switzerland Sign Agreement To Continue Trading After Brexit As Before - Statement
Umer Jamshaid 7 days ago Tue 12th February 2019 | 12:07 AM
The United Kingdom and Switzerland inked an agreement on Monday that would allow both UK and Swiss business to continue trading without any additional tariffs and duties on goods, the UK Department for International Trade said in a statement
"The agreement simplifies trade and allows businesses to continue trading freely, without any additional tariffs. It continues the elimination of duties on the vast majority of goods traded between the UK and Switzerland.
The new agreement will help to further boost burgeoning trade between the United Kingdom and Switzerland, which in 2017 amounted to over 32 billion Pounds ($41 billion), according to the UK Department for International Trade.
The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union in late March. The two sides have reached a withdrawal deal. However, it has not yet been approved by UK lawmakers, prompting fears of a no-deal Brexit both in Brussels and in London.