UK-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement


27th February 2019

This UK-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement can take effect on 29 March 2019 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, or at the end of an implementation period.

Summary of the agreement

The UK-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement is a comprehensive agreement which is the basis for economic and trade relations between the UK and Israel. It maintains the effects of the EU-Israel trade agreements in a bilateral context.

The UK-Israel agreement covers:

  • trade in goods – including provisions on rules of origin, preferential tariffs and quotas
  • limited areas of services, competition and intellectual property
  • wider cooperation
  • government procurement
  • conformity assessment of industrial products

When the agreement is active

This agreement can take effect when the EU-Israel trade agreements no longer apply to the UK.

It is expected that this will be at the end of the implementation period if the withdrawal agreement is ratified, or on 29 March if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Explanatory memorandum

Information on the trade agreement including:

  • ministerial responsibility
  • policy considerations
  • implementation

Parliamentary report

Details of, and reasons for, any significant differences between the EU-Israel trade agreements and the new UK-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement.

Treaty text

Agreement establishing a trade and partnership agreement between the UK and Israel.

Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade is a UK government department responsible for managing trade agreements between the UK and foreign countries, as well as for encouraging foreign investment and export trade.

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