Import Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was received in tariffs for goods imported into the UK from non-EU sources in the last year for which figures are available; and how much of that was sent on to the EU.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

In accordance with EU regulations, Member States contribute 80% of customs duties collected on non-EU imports. The UK consequently retains 20% of these duties to cover the costs of collection. In 2017, the UK contributed £3.2bn in customs duties to the EU.

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