Duty relief for imports

Last updated: 27 April 2017

Duty relief schemes allow you to pay less or no duty on imports from non-EU countries.

If you are importing from another EU country, you won't have to pay any duty.

Trading outside the EU

Where the EU has a Free Trade Agreement in place with another country you can claim relief through a 'trade preference' to pay less or no duty.

There are rules around eligibility for trade preferences.

The rate of duty and the relief depends on the type of goods and the country they came from as set by the 'rules of origin'.

To claim a trade preference you need to:

HM Revenue & Customs helpline
0300 200 3700
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Other duty relief schemes

If you're importing from a country where there is no Free Trade Agreement in place with the EU, you might be able to apply for one of these relief schemes: