Tariffs applied to UK imports will change from 1st January 2021. Check what this means for the goods you import and see the difference between what you pay now and what you’ll pay from 1st January 2021.
The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU’s common external tariff, which applies until 31st December 2020. This follows a government consultation.
Use this online service to check the UK Global Tariff that will apply to goods you import from 1st January 2021. You can also check the difference between what you pay now and what you’ll pay from 1st January 2021.
Importing - what are the rules you need to follow?
If your business imports goods from overseas, what you need to do and the rules you need to abide by depend on whether you’re importing
- within the EU
- outside the EU
Importing services from outside the UK
There are different rules if your business buys services from outside the UK.
Exporting good overseas - advice
When it comes to exporting goods overseas, what you need to do and the rules you need to abide by depend on whether you’re exporting:
- to the EU
- outside the EU
Selling digital services in the EU
Follow the rules for tax if you sell digital services in the EU, for example, downloadable videos, music, ebooks or software.
HMRC Import and Export Helpline
HMRC has an EU Exit Import and Export Trader Helpline for traders and hauliers importing from and/or exporting to the EU.
The helpline number is 0300 3301 331. Lines will be open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Digital tool for exporters of goods from the UK
The Department for International Trade has a digital tool that helps UK businesses understand the rules, restrictions and tax and duty rates that may apply when they export goods internationally.
You’ll need to know what your product is made of to get the correct information about how to export it.
Trading under WTO trade rules in no trade agreement is reached
The government has produced advice on how to trade with other countries under WTO rules if there is no trade agreement in place between the UK and EU after 31st December 2020.
Information for businesses on EU Exit
Visit our Brexit page for information and resources related to the UK's exit from the EU and advice on how local businesses can prepare for the new rules on 1st January 2021.