UK Publishes Import Guidance Ahead of Brexit

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 10/10/19 5:00 PM

Over the last few weeks, the government of the United Kingdom (UK) has issued several updates and guidance documents related to Brexit.

On October 9, 2019, the UK updated its guidance on new trade agreements that will replace the existing European Union (EU) trade agreements after Brexit on October 31, 2019. 

The UK has signed agreements with countries and trading blocs including:

  • Central America;
  • Iceland and Norway;
  • Israel;
  • Southern Africa Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M);
  • South Korea.

Other trade agreements are still pending and are outlined in the guidance with their current statuses.

On October 8, 2019, the UK published a draft version of the tariff schedule that will be used after Brexit as well a draft list of tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) with the corresponding product volumes and rates.  The TRQ period will be from November 1, 209 through October 31, 2020.

Additionally, on September 24, 2019, the UK updated its guidance on designated ports for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  The guidance outlines the land, sea, and air ports of entry and exit that are designated for CITES trade as well as other procedural guidance such as importing and exporting CITES specimens through Eurotunnel and between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The guidance on trade agreements can be found here:

The tariff schedule can be found here:

The TRQ regulation can be found here:

The CITES guidance can be found here:

Topics: UK, Tariffs, Brexit, FTA, CITES

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