Guidance

Changes to the additional duty rate on goods from the USA (CIP9)

Find out about the change to the additional duty rate applied to the import of certain goods from the USA.

Introduction

Since May 2005, additional custom duties have been applied on the import of certain goods from the United States of America. This was a counter measure to what was commonly known as the ‘Byrd Amendment’.

This customs information paper confirms a change to the additional duty rate applied to the list of those goods affected.

From 1 May 2018, the products listed below will be subject to an additional Customs Duty rate of 0.3%. This is a decrease of the current additional rate which is 4.3%.

Goods affected

The goods which still attract the additional Customs Duty are listed below.

Code Description  
07104000 Sweetcorn, uncooked or cooked by steaming, boiling in water; frozen  
6204623110 Women’s or girl’s trousers and breeches of denim, hand-printed by the ‘batik’ method  
6204623190 Women’s or girl’s trousers and breeches of denim, other than hand printed by the ‘batik’ method  
87051000 Crane lorries (excluding breakdown lorries)  
9003190020 For use in the manufacture of corrective glasses  
9003190030 Other  

Contact the VAT, Excise and Customs Helpline (with the correct customs tariff classification code) from 8am to 6pm to get the current rate of duty.

If you’re unsure of the classification code you can contact the Tariff Classification Team by email: Classification.enquiries@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.

For information on the retaliatory rate of duties email: dutyliability.policy@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.

Contacts

Policy Duty Liability Team
10th Floor South East
Alexander House
Southend on Sea
SS99 1AA

Email: dutyliability.policy@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.

Issued on 10 May 2018 by Customs Directorate, HMRC.

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Published 16 May 2018