On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

From 00:00h (CET) of the date of exit, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom and pending further developments, the United Kingdom will become a ‘third country’ and classified as such for licensing purposes.

The below are notices issued by the European Commission in relation to licensing and Brexit. More information can be found on

For import and export licences covered by Subsidiary Legislation 117.14 and 117.02, trade between Malta and the United Kingdom will be considered as being of a third country nature.