The trade agreement came into force on 1 January 2021 replicates the vast majority of the trade-related rights and obligations that apply under the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU. These include the Free Trade Agreement, the Agreement on Public Procurement, the Agreement on the Fight against Fraud, the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment, the Agricultural Agreement and the Agreement on Customs Facilitation and Security. Some of these agreements between Switzerland and the EU focus (to varying extents) on the harmonisation or recognition of equivalence of rules between Switzerland and the EU (Agreement on Customs Facilitation and Security, certain sections of the Agricultural Agreement including the ‘Veterinary Agreement’ Annex, and certain sections of the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment). As there is no harmonisation between the UK and the EU, these agreements could not be fully replicated.
Texts of the agreements signed between Switzerland and the United Kingdom on 11 February 2019
Dispatch on the agreements signed between Switzerland and the United Kingdom on 11 February 2019
Text of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the SECO and the Department for International Trade
Decision No 2/2021 of the Switzerland-UK Trade Joint Committee Amending the Appendix to Annex 1 of the Trade Agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, done at Bern on 11 February 2019
Detailed information can be found here: EZV - Zirkular Handelsabkommen Schweiz-Vereinigtes Königreich
Last modification 21.11.2022