Open consultation: Designing the UK trade preferences scheme for developing nations

Dear Members,

The UK Government is seeking views on proposed changes to the trade preference scheme which reduces or removes import tariffs for 70 developing countries. 

Please go to where you will find the Consultation page.

Further details are:

We want to know what you think about proposed changes to the UK’s trade preference scheme. This is currently known as the UK Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP).

In particular, we want to hear your views on:

  • rules of origin requirements for least developed countries (LDCs)
  • reducing tariffs for low income and lower-middle income countries
  • the approach to goods graduation, which suspends reduced rates on some goods
  • the conditions and reporting requirements for low or lower-middle income countries

The new UK preferences scheme (the Developing Countries Trading Scheme) will take effect in 2022.

Consultation documents

We would prefer to receive responses using our online questionnaire tool.

The statement of direction provides details on the policy proposals.

The information pack sets out technical information and policy background on the UK GSP.