The Government is publishing information on essential policies which would need to be in place if the UK were to leave without a deal.
This approach was outlined by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on 12 March 2019 to ensure MPs are fully informed before the vote on No Deal on 13 March 2019.
The information, aimed towards business, includes the government’s approach to customs duty, which is a tax you pay when importing goods.
The rate of customs duty you pay is known as the ‘tariff’.
If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, you may need to pay different rates of customs duty (tariffs) on imports. These rates would only be applied if the UK were to leave the EU with no deal.
The UK government would set temporary rates which would:
- apply from 11pm on 29 March 2019
- be in place for up to 12 months from 29 March 2019
Here is a list of the temporary rates of customs duty (tariffs) on imports after EU Exit.
Preferential tariff rates
A preferential tariff rate would apply if the country:
If a preferential tariff rate applies, this is the rate of customs duty (tariff) you would pay.
Most-favoured-nation (MFN) tariff rates
If a preferential tariff rate does not apply, this is the rate of customs duty (tariff) you would pay.
Tariff quota rates (TRQ)
If a tariff quota rate applies, you could apply to import a limited amount at a reduced rate of customs duty (tariff). You would need to claim for the tariff rate quota using the TRQ order number.