Additional rates of duty on goods from the USA (CIP11/2019)

Updates to Customs Information Paper (CIP9/2018) if you import certain goods from the USA from 1 May 2019.


Since May 2005, additional custom duties have been applied on the import of certain goods from the USA. This was a counter measure to what was commonly known as the ‘Byrd Amendment’.

This Customs Information Paper confirms a change to the additional duty rate applied to the list of those goods affected.

From 1 May 2019, the products listed will be subject to an additional customs duty rate of 0.001%. This is a decrease of the current additional rate which is 0.3%.

Goods affected

These are the goods which still attract the additional customs duty.



0710 4000 20



Corn cobs (Zea Mays Saccharata) whether or not cut, with a diameter of 10mm or more, but not more than 20mm, for use in the manufacture of products of the food industry for treatment other than simple repacking


0710 4000 90




6204 6231 10


Women’s or girl’s trousers and breeches of denim, hand-printed by the ‘batik’ method


6204 6231 90


Women’s or girl’s trousers and breeches of denim, other than hand printed by the ‘batik’ method


8705 1000


Crane lorries (excluding breakdown lorries)


9003 1900 40 Of base metal


Contact the VAT, excise and customs helpline (with the correct customs tariff classification code) to get the current rate of duty.

If you’re unsure of the classification code you can contact the Tariff Classification Team by email:

For information on the retaliatory rate of duties email:


Policy Duty Liability Team 
10th Floor South East 
Alexander House 
Southend on Sea
SS99 1AA 


Issued on 3 May 2019 by Customs Directorate, HMRC.

• support: (t) 01784 240400 (e)
• sales: (t) 01784 242200 (e)