Guidance

Generalised Scheme of Preferences: countries

Find out which countries have preferential trade arrangements under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP).

Developing countries can get trade preferences through the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP).

Trade preferences reduce or remove tariffs on imports from developing countries into the UK.

GSP countries

Imports from these countries have reduced rates of customs duty on some product lines:

  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

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GSP+ countries

These countries have enhanced preferential arrangements. Most imports from these countries have a zero customs duty rate:

  • Armenia
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mongolia
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka

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Least developed countries (LDC)

Imports from these countries have quota-free access and zero rates of customs duty on all goods other than arms and ammunition:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Djibouti
  • East Timor
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia (The)
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia

Find out what the preferential rates of customs duty on imports will be if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

Some countries can get trade preferences if their country’s trade agreement has not yet been transitioned into a UK-partner country agreement.

Published 13 March 2019