UK will start applying tariffs to Canary tomatoes, cucumbers and bananas in 2021Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 26, 2020
Canary fruit and vegetable exports to the United Kingdom could be affected by the new tariffs that the country will start applying after its definitive exit from the European Union.
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The British department claims that the new regime will remove some of the complexities of the EU system, while also lowering tariffs and eliminating all tariffs below 2%.
However, according to the Canary Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (Cecapyme), products such as bananas, cucumbers or tomatoes will suffer a tariff increase. According to the entity's estimates, cucumbers from the Canary Islands would pay a tariff of up to 10%, and that of tomatoes would range between 8% and 10%.
For its part, the Canary Islands Government has recently approved a new list with 156 products subject to the Insular Excise Duty on the Entry of Goods (AIEM); a tariff included in the Economic and Fiscal Regime (REF) aimed to protect local productions from imports. In this regard, it is worth noting that the Canary Islands also import potatoes from the United Kingdom. ■