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Agricultural Products: Import Duties

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL14403, tabled on 11 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government when the UK’s revised World Trade Organization tariff schedule relating to agricultural imports will come into effect.

Answered on

26 March 2019

In the event of a ‘no-deal’ exit from the EU, the UK’s tariff schedule for all goods will come into effect at the point that the UK leaves.

The UK will implement this temporary tariff regime for up to 12 months whilst a full consultation and review on a permanent approach is undertaken.

In the event of a deal being secured the UK will continue to apply the EU’s Common External Tariff during any implementation period. The UK would seek to negotiate a Future Economic Partnership with the EU during this time and publish a revised applied tariff schedule at the end of the implementation period.