Overseas Trade: Iceland

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered at on 24 March 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom has (1) separate trade agreements with Iceland, or (2) trade agreements with Iceland negotiated by the European Union.

Photo of Lord Livingston of Parkhead Lord Livingston of Parkhead The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The United Kingdom does not have its own separate trade agreements with Iceland. UK trade relations with Iceland are governed mainly by the 1972 bilateral Free Trade Agreement between Iceland and the EEC, and the agreement on the European Economic Area which entered into force in January 1994.

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