Publications: Exports:Written question - 284998

Q
(Bristol West)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for International Trade
Publications: Exports
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether any countries plan to raise their tariffs on the importation of books from the UK.
A
Answered by: Conor Burns
Answered on: 09 September 2019

Most of the UK’s key trading partners apply zero MFN tariffs on books, including the EU, US, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Switzerland and Canada. With others, including Chile and Colombia, the UK will retain current tariff preferences as a result of rolling over existing agreements.

There are some countries, including Mexico, Egypt and Morocco, with which we are currently negotiating to retain the existing tariff preferences. If these negotiations are not concluded successfully then they would likely impose duties on UK books.

The UK will continue to not charge any import duties on books irrespective of the country of origin.

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