Interpreting the UK's new tariff regime

Trade & Manufacturing

The UK government has published today the UK’s future MFN tariff schedule - the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). This proposed schedule will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff (CET) on 1 January 2021 and will apply to all imports into the UK on an MFN basis under ‘WTO terms’. Its main trust has been on simplification and, in parts, also liberalisation.

Stephen Adams and Daniel Capparelli discuss what the changes mean for importing business and the strategic logic behind them.

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