Guidance

Trading with developing nations during and after the transition period

Details on the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences during and after the transition period.

Overview

Trade preferences reduce or remove rates of duty (tariffs) on imports from developing countries into the UK. Eligible developing countries will be able to get trade preferences through the UK Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) at the end of the Transition Period.

The Generalised Scheme of Preferences during the Transition Period

The UK continues to apply the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences during the Transition Period.

Everything But Arms

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • 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

Standard GSP

  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

GSP+

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

The UK Generalised Scheme of Preferences after the Transition Period

The UK GSP will continue to provide trade preferences to the same countries as the EU’s GSP. There will be 3 frameworks:

  • least developed countries framework (LDCF)
  • general framework
  • enhanced framework

These frameworks will replicate the same market access as the EU’s GSP.

Contact us if you still have a question about the UK GSP.

Published 30 January 2020