Suspensions or reductions from Customs Duty for UK Trade Tariff

Find out about UK Trade Tariff temporary suspension or reduction of Customs Duty



Under EU legislation, certain goods benefit from a temporary tariff suspension or reduction of Customs Duty. This guidance explains the background, scope and coverage of these temporary suspensions.

You can find the specific commodities in the UK Trade Tariff tool.

Published 1 January 2009
Last updated 2 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the consultation on how the UK duty tariff suspension application process will work to section 1.6: Timings.

  2. Title and attached document replaced with updated content reflecting changes brought in on 1 January 2021.

  3. Section 7 has been updated with information about aircraft parts imported with an Authorised Release Certificate.

  4. Requests for information on duty suspension should be made to the Department for International Trade using the new email contact details and section headed 'Enquiries concerning scope' has been removed.

  5. This guidance has been updated to reflect import and export legislation changes from 1 May 2016.

  6. First published.