Sitemap

UK/Serbia Partnership, Trade And Cooperation Agreement Signed

More...

First Gold Medal For Serbia At The Tokyo Olympics

Serbia won the first gold medal at...

Farewell Visit Of The IMF Resident Representative In Serbia Sebastian Sosa

Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali received today...

Potentials For Strengthening Cooperation With Azerbaijan In Numerous Areas

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic met...

Everyone Loves Novak: How Đoković Became A Star In The Olympic Village

From Turkish volleyballers to German judokas, the...

First Gold Medal For Serbia At The Tokyo Olympics

Serbia won the first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo! Back in 2012 in London Olympics, we were...

Farewell Visit Of The IMF Resident Representative In Serbia Sebastian Sosa

Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali received today in a farewell visit Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Potentials For Strengthening Cooperation With Azerbaijan In Numerous Areas

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic met today in Baku with Minister of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan Madat Guliyev,...

Everyone Loves Novak: How Đoković Became A Star In The Olympic Village

From Turkish volleyballers to German judokas, the Olympic village in Tokyo has been in thrall to the Serbian world...

Schengen Enlargement Could Revitalise EU Integration Process In Western Balkan

Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania, alongside Cyprus and Ireland, represent the only EU member states outside of the border-free Schengen...

The UK and Serbia have concluded a new trade agreement.  Signed in the ‘Brown Salon’ of Belgrade’s Palace of Serbia by the Serbian Trade Minister and the British Ambassador, the agreement will put bilateral trade on a strong basis for the future.   The agreement will come into force once it has completed parliamentary processes in both countries which we understand is likely to take several weeks.   

The BSCC is delighted that this continuity agreement has now been signed. It removes complications that Serbian and UK exporters have faced since the beginning of January and will bring immediate benefits to consumers, to companies and to their employees.  It provides welcome certainty and the Chamber looks forward to being able to focus support to members and promoting bilateral trade.  Members will be relieved that they can now start planning to take advantage of the new agreement.  Like other UK continuity trade agreements, the UK-Serbia agreement continues provisions similar to those that applied whilst the UK was a member of the EU.  

The agreement is an important sign of the readiness of Serbia and Britain to strengthen and grow our economic relationship.  The Chamber will continue to encourage the two Governments to build on the agreement in order to make the most of the potential for trade and investment between Britain and Serbia in all sectors.

At the signing (pictured), Sian MacLeod, UK Ambassador to Serbia, said ‘This Agreement is both an important demonstration of both countries’ shared commitment to the relationship.  It will enable smooth two way trade between our two countries in the interests of business and consumers. Many thanks to our negotiators in both capitals for all their hard work.’

Tatjana Matić, Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, said that not only was it possible to return to previous trade flows, create conditions for further growth of bilateral trade and encourage further investment, but the agreement also strengthened relations between the two countries. 

The first UK Serbian trade agreement was signed in London in the 1880s. Below we have an image of the last page of this most elegant document, written in English and French, and complete with ribbon, wax and seals, courtesy of the Serbian State Archives.

Related Articles

New UK Scheme To Drive Trade With Developing Countries And Boost Jobs And Growth

Today, the UK Government has launched a consultation on new trading rules that will help countries out of poverty – and help British businesses and consumers...

Reception On The Occasion Of Signing The Partnership, Trade And Cooperation Agreement Between Serbia And The UK

On the occasion of the signing and entry into force of the Partnership, Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the...

G7 Summit 2021 Start In Cornwall – As It Happened

Leaders started the three-day event in the UK with global pandemic recovery high on the agenda, including a commitment to share 1 billion vaccine...

Serbia Pavilion At Expo 2020 Dubai

From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, the Republic of Serbia, together with more than 190 countries from all over the world, will...

NALED’s Key Guidelines Are Crucial For A Successful Partnership

At its 13th annual conference on economic reform, NALED with its members and partners presented its traditional 100 recommendations in the Grey Book, whose...

Tatjana Matić, Minister Of Trade, Tourism And Telecommunications

We Were Ready For Unexpected Disruptions

Careful, systemically conceived and implemented digital transformation in Serbia has enabled the economy and citizens to be far more ready to confront the challenges...

Digitalisation Is A Priority

No Development Without Digitalisation

The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has changed the world in which we live, and it has also changed us. While it...

Here Are The 10 Biggest Economies In The World — Before The Pandemic vs. Now

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up the ranking of the world’s largest economies after sending many countries into their worst economic recessions in recent...