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Duty relief and suspensions

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Relief of duties

Common customs tariff duties are applicable to all goods imported into the EU.

However, there are circumstances where such taxation is not justified.

See all the cases where duty relief can be granted (Council Regulation 1186/2009)


Customs duties can be temporarily suspended (totally or partially) for certain goods. This doesn't affect any anti-dumping duties also in place. Goods imported under suspension arrangements are in free circulation on the EU market, just like all other legally important goods.

Suspensions are normally granted for raw materials, semi-finished goods or components not available within the EU. They are never granted for finished products.

More information on the suspension of import duties

See the suspensions in force and in preparation (updated annually)

Search suspensions database

See also: Commission Communication on autonomous tariff suspensions and quotas