Britain will impose an import tariff of 35%on Russian seafood, which will be implemented from July 19
By: Date: 2022-07-19 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,
The British government confirmed that a 35%tariff increase will be imposed on imported marine products from Russia and Belarus from July 19. The British authorities will further understand the specific impact of the tariff increase on the supply chain through the marine industry.
Andrew crook, chairman of the National Fish Federation (NFFF), told Ucn:”the government previously announced that it would impose a 35%tariff on imported white fish from Russia. The timing of the levy was determined after understanding the specific impact on the industry.”
“However, the overall scope of tariff products is still under consideration, and the government will continue to interview NFFF to understand the impact of the supply chain.” Crook said,”the conclusion of last week’s meeting of the UK Department of environment, food and rural affairs is that the 35%tariff will apply to fish imported from Russia or Belarus that have not been cleared before July 19.”
“This is not a shocking result, because we know it is coming, and obviously the market will be difficult. If the government believes that this is the right approach, we must support it, and we will support any action that will help to end this conflict quickly.” Crook said.
  ”Britain has imposed tariffs on most goods imported from Russia, but white fish has not been singled out separately, because we are well aware of the seriousness of the situation and the current inflation dilemma faced by the British fish and chip industry. The British government minister promised to hold a meeting within the industry to discuss what measures can be taken to support the development of the industry, but many problems have been shelved indefinitely, and we must face this point now until Find a way forward.”
Crook mentioned that Russian fish processed in China is still a”gray area”. At present, only fish directly imported from Russia will face tariffs.”The British fish and chip industry has absorbed many young people for employment, and at this time, the industry is changing and may become beyond recognition.”
Because of the Ukrainian war, more and more importers choose to purchase raw materials from Norway and Iceland, resulting in soaring prices of COD and haddock.”We have not yet passed on inflation or tariff pressure to consumers, so we see that profits are gradually being eroded.” Crook said.
Before the tariff increase, the import tariffs of Britain on Russian cod, haddock and Pollock were 6%, 7.5%and 13%respectively.