Food: Import Duties

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the additional annual cost to UK food and drink manufacturing businesses of the application of the published UK global tariff.

Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information she holds on the potential effect of the application of the published UK global tariff on the average weekly family grocery purchase.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is tailored to the UK economy and balances the interests of UK consumers and producers. It is a lower tariff regime than the EU’s Common External Tariff. In designing the UKGT, we assessed all available evidence submitted during the public consultation in depth and considered a range of factors, such as the five principles set out in the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018.

The UKGT eliminates tariffs on imports where the UK has limited domestic production, which may lower cost pressures for UK households and businesses.

We will publish more analysis in the Taxation Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

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