New UK Global Tariffs from January 

From 1 January 2021 the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods, replacing the EU’s Common External Tariff, which applies until 31 December 2020. 

This UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will apply to all goods imported into the UK, unless:  

  • an exception applies, such as a relief or tariff suspension 

  • the goods come from countries that are part of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences 

  • the country you’re importing from has a trade agreement with the UK 

It only shows the tariffs that will be applied to goods at the border when they’re imported into the UK and does not cover other import duties, such as VAT. 

Check the Government’s Global Tariff Tool to find out more about tariffs relating to goods that you import.