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UK announces end to additional tariffs imposed on imports of US goods and vessels

Published on: 24 March 2022

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The UK has announced that it has secured a resolution with the US on the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminium. The US will replace the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminium with tariff rate quotas, and fully remove the Section 232 tariffs on derivative articles.

In response, vessels imported from the US will no longer be subject to additional tariffs on import to the UK.

The announcement follows extensive engagement between British Marine and the Department for International Trade on the additional tariffs for US vessels.

Currently, imports of US vessels are subject to a 25 percent retaliatory tariff.

We understand the removal of these additional tariffs will take effect from 1 June 2022 as legislation is required to pass in order to make this a reality. 


8903 21 00

Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor, of a length <= 7.5 m (excl. inflatable)


8903 22 10

Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor, of a length > 7.5 m but <= 24 m, seagoing (excl. inflatable)


8903 22 90

Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor, of a length > 7.5 m but <= 24 m (excl. inflatable and seagoing)


8903 23 10

Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor, of a length > 24 m, seagoing


8903 23 90

Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor, of a length > 24 m (excl. seagoing)


8903 31 00

Motorboats, of a length <= 7.5 m, for pleasure or sports (excl. inflatable and outboard)


8903 32 10

Motorboats, of a length > 7.5 m but <= 24 m, for pleasure or sports, seagoing (excl. inflatable and outboard)


8903 32 90

Motorboats, of a length > 7.5 m but <= 24 m, for pleasure or sports (excl. inflatable, outboard and seagoing)


8903 33 10

Motorboats, of a length > 24 m, for pleasure or sports, seagoing (excl. outboard)


8903 33 90

Motorboats, of a length > 24 m, for pleasure or sports (excl. outboard and seagoing)


8903 93 10

Outboard motorboats, for pleasure or sports, and rowing boats and canoes, of a length <= 7.5 m, of a weight <= 100 kg each (excl. inflatable)


8903 93 90

Outboard motorboats, for pleasure or sports, and rowing boats and canoes, of a length <= 7.5 m, of a weight > 100 kg each (excl. inflatable)


8903 99 10

Outboard motorboats, for pleasure or sports, and rowing boats and canoes, of a length > 7.5 m, of a weight <= 100 kg each (excl. inflatable)


8903 99 99

Outboard motorboats, for pleasure or sports, and rowing boats and canoes, of a length > 7.5 m, of a weight > 100 kg each (excl. inflatable)



Further information on this announcement can be found here.