The most immediate trade instrument to affect manufacturers at the EU border after exiting the EU, will be a tariff (or customs duty) charged on imports. Currently there are zero rates of customs duty being applied between EU member states including the UK, as part of the EU Single Market and EU Customs Union. While the manufacturing industry is calling to maintain these zero levels between the UK and EU after exit, this will be entirely subject to negotiation - most likely through a Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the UK.

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What to do about Tariffs:


Step 1:

Establish your imports and/or exports from the EU. Our Brexit Trade Tool can help you do this.


Step 2:

Identify the international HS tariff codes your goods are classified under. This can be easily done using our Tool.


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