Tariffs on goods imported into the UK
Last updated 5 January 2021
The UK Global Tariff applies to all goods imported into the UK unless an exception applies.
For example, the goods you’re importing:
- are from a developing country that pays less or no duty because it’s part of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences
- are from a country that has a trade agreement with the UK
- have a relief or tariff suspension that’s operated by the UK It will replace the current common external tariff.
Importing goods covered by a tariff-rate quota
Some products are covered by a tariff-rate quota (TRQ).
If there’s a TRQ for your product, you can apply to import a limited amount at a zero or reduced rate of customs duty. If this limit is exceeded, a higher tariff rate applies.
Some tariff-rate quotas are only applicable to products imported from a specified country.
Tariff relief on some goods for tackling coronavirus (COVID-19)
The tariffs and VAT have been removed on some goods.
How to check the tariff
The tool shows the tariff rates that will be applied to goods at the border when they’re imported into the UK.
It does not cover:
- other import duties, such as VAT
- the precise details of trade remedy measures, such as anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards
Give feedback on the UK Global Tariff
Feedback is being collected on the tariff.
You can give:
- feedback or evidence on specific tariff rates
- evidence on the tariff in general
- information about yourself or the business you represent
Find out how your personal data will be used, and what your rights are (PDF 152KB).