The United Kingdom (UK) will
officially leave the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020 at 23:00 GMT.
As from 1 February 2020, the UK
will enter into an 11-month transition period in which it will continue to follow
EU rules but without representation in the institutions of the EU. This
arrangement is expected to come to an end on 01 January 2021.
During the transition period, Mauritius and UK will
continue to trade under the EU-ESA (Eastern Southern Africa) interim Economic
Partnership Agreement (iEPA) and operators
will continue to benefit from duty free access on the UK market.
The UK- ESA Economic Partnership Agreement signed on
31st January 2019, will enter into force after the transitional
period expected on 01 January 2021. The
Agreement will ensure continuity of trade with the UK on similar terms as under
the EU-ESA iEPA.
Source: ITD, MOFARIIT