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UK Global Tariff (measures on declarable commodities)



UK Global Tariff (measures on declarable commodities) documentation


The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is the UK's first independent tariff policy which replaced the EU Common External Tariff (CET) which applied until 31 December 2020. This tariff entered into force on 1 January 2021. The UKGT applies to all goods imported into the UK. It lists preferential measures where the UK has entered into a new trade agreement or arrangement with a third country or territory. For other countries and territories, it shows the UK's Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariffs. The dataset does not include other import duties (such as VAT) and details of quota volumes.

This table (one of two available) is an expanded table showing the measures that apply to all declarable commodity codes. These are 10-digit codes which are at the lowest level in the commodity code hierarchy (i.e. they do not have any commodity codes below them in the hierarchy) and are therefore at the most granular classification for that product. Any code in this table is usable on declarations at the rates specified.

Every effort has been made to ensure the tariff information in this dataset is correct. However, engagement with businesses has indicated that early access is required and we have prioritised making the data available now while we carry out further quality assurance checks. The tariffs in this dataset are a representation of future events and as such are subject to change.

You can use this data when you need to make a calculation against the new duties that apply in the UK. You cannot use this data to calculate the total cost of an import because it does not include VAT. You also cannot use this data to understand the commodity code hierarchy because not all codes are present.

Parameters can be specified to the API to filter the returned results. See the metadata at the above link for more information on how to access the API and how to use the filters.