Free trade agreements (FTAs) support businesses to trade with particular countries by reducing or removing tariffs and quotas on goods, as well as by promoting investment and economic partnership. 

The UK has signed several new deals following Brexit, including the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU, new FTAs with Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and several rollovers of deals it previously had access to as a previous member of the EU. It has also agreed to join the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

However, to benefit from FTAs, businesses are required to comply with their various rules and requirements - including obligations around proving the origin of their goods.

Members of the Chartered Institute of Export & International Trade can sign up to this Lunchtime Learning Q&A webinar to get answers about:

  • The benefits of FTAs
  • How to make the most of FTAs
  • What are rules of origin?
  • How to prove origin and claim preferential tariffs
  • How quotas work