On March 13, 2019, the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) published information on a temporary tariff regime in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
According to the press release, temporary tariffs would be in place for up to twelve months, and would allow 87% of total imports to the UK to be “eligible for tariff free access”.
The remaining 13% of goods would still be subject to tariffs, and include:
Beef, lamb, pork, poultry and some dairy;
Items subject to dumping and state subsidies, such as certain ceramics, fertilizer and fuel;
Bananas, raw cane sugar, and certain kinds of fish to support access for developing countries.
The temporary tariff regime would not apply to trading partners where a free trade agreement is in place. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the temporary rates will take effect on March 29, 2019.
The press release may be found here:
The detailed instructions on the temporary rates may be found here: