Businesses claiming the 0% tariff will need supporting documentation


Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English, T.D., today (Friday January 8th) alerted businesses, and especially SMEs, of the need to actively claim the zero-tariff rate on UK origin goods. 

Under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), tariff duties are eliminated for trade between the EU and the UK where the relevant rules on origin are met.  The so-called preferential, or zero tariff rate, applies on imported goods from the UK, once the relevant “rules on origin” are met – essentially those rules seek to ensure that the goods are principally composed of UK inputs. 

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