Jonathan raises topic of UK tariff rates in the event of a 'no-deal'

Import Duties: Written question - 181234

Question asked by Mr. Jonathan Lord

Asked on: 18 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the timetable is for the publication of the tariff schedule for the possibility of a no-deal scenario.

Answered by: George Hollingbery, Minister of State (International Trade)

Answered on: 25 October 2018

In the event of no deal, the Government will determine and publish its UK duty rates before we leave the EU in accordance with the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act.

For bound rates, we have already lodged our UK only General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) schedule at the WTO and will have also lodged our UK only General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) schedule.