The UK government is publishing information on essential policies which would need to be in place if the UK were to leave with no deal.
This information includes the UK government’s approach to customs duty, which is a tax you pay when importing goods.
If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, you may need to pay different rates of customs duty (tariffs) on imports. These rates would only be applied if the UK were to leave the EU with no deal.
The UK government would set temporary rates which would:
- apply from 11pm on 11 April 2019
- be in place for up to 12 months from 12 April 2019
If you import goods before 12 April 2019 you should use the UK Trade Tariff tool to:
- commodity codes
- customs duty
- VAT rates
The UK Trade Tariff tool would be updated with the new rates of customs duty if the UK were to leave the EU with no deal. These rates would apply from 11pm on 11 April 2019.
To find out what these rates would be ahead of the tool being updated:
- use the UK Trade Tariff tool to find the commodity codes for your goods
- view the temporary rates of customs duty (tariffs) on imports after EU Exit
- find out whether a preferential tariff rate, most-favoured-nation tariff rate or tariff rate quota applies by searching for the good using the commodity code
For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.
For further information on how to prepare your business for Brexit please visit the Business Wales Brexit Portal.