United Kingdom and the WTO
This page gathers information on the United Kingdom's participation in the WTO. The United Kingdom has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 1 January 1948.
The United Kingdom was a member State of the European Union until 31 January 2020. The European Union and the United Kingdom agreed a Withdrawal Agreement pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, providing for a time-limited transition period until 31 December 2020 during which European Union law, as modified by the Withdrawal Agreement, continued to be applicable to and in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom has circulated a communication to WTO members (WT/GC/226) providing further information on some of the implications of the end of the transition period for the United Kingdom at the WTO.
Withdrawal from the EU
- Communication to WTO members following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (on gov.uk)
- Communication to WTO members following the end of the UK-EU transition period (on gov.uk)
- New Withdrawal Agreement including Northern Ireland Protocol (on gov.uk)
- Northern Ireland Protocol (on gov.uk)
- UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (on gov.uk)
Acceptance of multilateral instruments
Membership of plurilateral agreements
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