Transition Period (UK Brexit)

Exit day is next Friday.

The UK has now published Brexit access pages styled “Transition Period” – these pages are here.

However, few, if any, of the linked Guidance documents are updated.

This Blog does not focus on Tariffs. Here is the linked Guidance document about temporary import tariffs. Note this document is last updated on 8th October.

In practice, this policy on temporary import tariffs is likely to be reversed. The Times has a story about this, this morning, here.

The UK is expected to publish its negotiating objectives (for its trade deal with the EU) in February at the same time as the EU publishes theirs.

Please look out for further Blog posts in this area.

UK Temporary Import Tariff Regime (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October (this date is in a Statutory Instrument)

Today (8th October) the UK republished it’s temporary Import Tariff Regime that will apply in a no-deal Brexit.

Here

[this Blog does not focus on Customs or VAT]

It is mostly unchanged from the March version. Three aspects have changes – affecting HGVs, bioethanol and clothing –

• lower tariffs on HGVs entering the UK market, striking a better balance between the needs of British producers and the SMEs that make up the UK haulage industry, ensuring that crucial fleet replacement programmes that help to lower carbon emissions can continue

• adjusted tariffs on bioethanol to retain support for UK producers, as the supply of this fuel is important to critical national infrastructure

• tariffs applied to additional clothing products to ensure the preferential access to the UK market currently available to developing countries (compared to other countries) is maintained.