UK and USA agree to continue Mutual Recognition Agreement

The UK and USA sign an agreement to continue existing arrangements which help facilitate goods trade between the two nations.

Yesterday (14 February) the UK signed an agreement with the US to maintain all relevant and operational aspects of the current EU-US mutual recognition agreement on conformity assessment in Electromagnetic Compatibility, Telecommunications equipment and Marine equipment in the event of a no deal BREXIT.

An arrangement which helps boost British trade with the US will continue when the UK leaves the European Union, supporting jobs in both countries.

The Mutual Recognition Agreement on Conformity Assessment (MRA) was signed by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch and Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney in Washington today (Thursday 14 February).

The agreement will maintain all relevant aspects of the current EU-US MRA when the EU-US agreement ceases to apply to the UK. It helps facilitate goods trade between the two nations and means UK exporters can continue to ensure goods are compliant with technical regulations before they depart the UK, saving businesses time, money and resources. American exporters to the UK benefit in the same way.

The full details of the press release can be found here.