Guidance

Tariffs on goods imported into the UK

How to check the tariff rates that apply to goods you import.

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) applies to all goods imported into the UK unless:

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.

Check the TRQs for specific products, including volume limits and authorised uses.

Tariff relief on some goods for tackling coronavirus (COVID-19)

The tariffs and VAT have been removed on some goods.

Find the tariffs which are subject to relief measures because of COVID-19.

How to check the tariff

Use the look-up tool to check the tariff rates that apply to goods you’re importing into the UK.

The commodity code system has not changed.

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

We are collecting feedback on the tariff so we can learn about its impact.

You can give:

  • feedback or evidence on specific tariff rates
  • evidence on the tariff in general
  • information about yourself or the business you represent

To give feedback, download and complete the UK Global Tariff feedback form (ODT, 43.1KB), and email it to tariff.implementation@trade.gov.uk.

All evidence will be considered to make sure the UKGT is fit for purpose.

If necessary, actions will be taken in line with the principles set out in the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018.

Find out how we will use your personal data, and what your rights are (PDF, 152KB, 3 pages).

Published 31 December 2020
Last updated 8 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated UKGT feedback form to version 3.

  2. Added request for tariff feedback.

  3. First published.