Input from Manufacturers sought re WTO tariffs - URGENT

10 January 2020

Ryan Diggory, Senior Policy Advisor - International Trade has asked for input for BASA members relating to the product groups detailed below. This business intelligence is needed to a) work out what the UK’s WTO tariffs should be on imports from places we do not have a trade deal with, such as China or India, b) establish whether new competition from places such as the US due to lowering tariffs within a trade deal would have adverse impacts on UK producers, and c) engage with businesses to see if they would be able to use the rules of origin we would propose to use for UK-EU trade, so that they avoid any tariffs on that trade

Mastics; painters' fillings
Mastics; n.e.c. in heading no. 3214
Epoxide resins; in primary forms
Oxidation and gum inhibitors, viscosity improvers, anti-corrosive preparations, other prepared additives for mineral oils or liquids used as mineral oils (including gasoline), n.e.c. in heading no. 3811
Solvents and thinners; organic composite solvents and thinners, n.e.c. or included, prepared paint or varnish removers
Polyesters; n.e.c. in heading no. 3907, unsaturated, in primary forms
Polyesters; n.e.c. in heading no. 3907, saturated, in primary forms
Polyamides; polyamide-6, -11, -12, -6,6, -6,9, -6,10 or -6,12, in primary forms
Phenolic resins; in primary forms
Polysulphides, polysulphones and similar products of chemical synthesis n.e.c. in chapter 39; in primary forms

Please can I ask members who are involved in these areas to either let me know as soon as possible that I can pass their details on to Ryan to make direct contact or alternatively they can contact Ryan directly themselves:

Ryan Diggory
Senior Policy Advisor- International Trade, BEIS
Infrastructure and Materials
T: +44 (0)207 215 1192 M: +44 (0)7880 270 125
1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET


Written by: Lorna Williams