Documents containing information on treaties and a summary of the trade agreement between the United States and Andean countries. Once in force, the agreement will help protect a $2.1 billion trade flow, create continuity for both businesses and consumers, and preserve UK jobs. In 2017, 1,500 British companies exported goods to Colombia, 600 were in Ecuador and 1,300 were in Peru. Between 2008 and 2018, UK exports of goods and services to the region increased by 58% and imports from the region by 24%. Once the agreement comes into effect, you can obtain certificates of origin after the fact from your usual supplier. As of 31 October 2020[update], the United Kingdom had concluded 24 trade agreements with 53 countries, some using mutatis mutandis an approach mutatis mutandis to quickly emulate existing agreements between the EU and these countries, specifying only these small areas of differentiation (which has reduced some agreements to about 40 pages from the initial region of 1400). Among them are significant economies — by nominal GDP — such as South Korea, Switzerland, Israel and South Africa. The European Union`s free trade agreement contributes to EU growth: in 2018, the EU was the world`s second largest exporter (15.5%) before the United States (10.6%) China (15.8%).  The EU, Colombia and Peru concluded trade negotiations in 2011. The EU-Colombia-Peru trade agreement was signed in June 2012.
The agreement has been implemented provisionally with Peru since March 2013 and with Colombia since August 2013. The agreement on trade continuity between the United States and and Andean countries repeats existing trade agreements as much as possible. After leaving the European Union, the UK plans to negotiate trade agreements to replace and complement members of the EU Customs Union. Since October 2020[update], the UK has concluded a new trade agreement (with Japan) for the continuation of 20 existing agreements (EU) and new negotiations are under way. The British government calls itself a proponent of free trade.   There are broader elements of the EU-EU agreement, such as provisions for political dialogue and other forms of cooperation, including human rights. The Andean countries covered by this agreement are: this agreement will not enter into force as long as the free trade agreement between the EU and the Andes continues to apply to the UK.