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UK updates import tariff list in case of no-deal Brexit

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Oct '19
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The United Kingdom recently extended the list of fashion and textile products that will attract an import duty in case of a no-deal Brexit. The original list published in March 2019 comprised 97 tariff lines. The latest one extends the list to 140, covering more categories and extending the existing men’s and boys’ products into those for women and girls.

Previously the list covered items such as men’s and boys’ jackets and it now includes women’s and girls’ jackets, as well as women’s trousers and women’s blouses. In some cases, the fibre type has been extended. The temporary tariff regime will apply for 12 months, according to a release from the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT).

The government said it has made revisions to ensure that preferential access to the UK market currently available to developing countries (compared to other countries) is maintained. It said the changes would enable UK supply chains to continue to operate smoothly and keep prices down for consumers.

“Whilst we recognise the need to protect imports from countries covered by the generalised system of preferences (GSP), which includes countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan, announcing these changes 25 days before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union leaves businesses with very little time to prepare. In the event of a no deal, it does nothing to help UK exporters which are facing an additional tariff bill of £870m when selling into Europe,” said UKFT chief executive officer Adam Mansell.

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