Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

Britain says 88% of imports to face no tariffs in event of no-deal Brexit

Britain says 88% of imports to face no tariffs in event of no-deal Brexit
A shipping container is lifted at Felixstowe Port, Britain April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/Files -
Copyright
Chris Radburn(Reuters)
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain published a revised temporary tariff regime on Tuesday to come into force if it leaves the European Union without a deal, saying that 88% of total imports by value would be eligible for tariff free access.

Britain first published a temporary tariff regime in March prior to its original deadline to leave the bloc.

The revised plan, which lowers tariffs on trucks and applies tariffs to additional bioethanol and some clothing products, will last for up to 12 months and is designed to keep prices down for consumers while protecting the fortunes of domestic producers.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Michael Holden)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.