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Importing and Exporting

The TNs published so far have covered areas including medical supplies, financial services, nuclear safeguards, farming and organic food production. There is no technical notice which relates to the print industry or the manufacturing industry more widely, so here we have identified and summarised just those TNs which are most relevant to our industry.

Tariff checker for imported goods

It may be helpful to get an early idea of what the World Trade Organisation's tariffs are, if these are to be applied to EK-EU trade. InterIreland, an Irish trade body, have trawled through the possible World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariffs that may apply to the movement of goods that your business may use or produce. Their tariff checker is available to view and search here.

The tariff for the main consumable import for printing and packaging companies - paper and board - is 0%. Most printed products are also 0% (with the exception of playing cards at 2.7%). However, printing inks have a 6.5% tariff and most printing machinery a 1.7% tariff.

Trade Tariffs Printing and Printed Packaging contains the extracted information for many product codes relevant to the Printing and Printed Packaging industry. However, you may wish to examine the tariffs on further inputs to your business (whether you import them or your supplier imports them). You may also be interested in checking whether or not there are tariffs in place for any products that your clients import or export. 

Quick guide to Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status - could you benefit?

The AEO is a quality mark that shows your role in the supply chain is secure and that your customs controls and procedures are efficient and meet EU standards.

You don't have to have it, but it gives you quicker access to some simplified customs procedures and - in some cases - the right to fast track your shipments through some customs, safety and security procedures.

Around 600 traders are registered for AEO in the UK. Check our Quick Guide to AEO status now to see whether it might benefit you too. 

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