HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 cc233-4W
Mr. Wardell

asked the Minister for Trade if there exists any tariff or quota on the importation of nickel or nickel products into the United Kingdom.

Mr. Peter Rees

There are no quantitative restrictions on the importation of nickel and nickel products into the United Kingdom. Imports from other member States and the EFTA countries are free of customs duty. The customs duties chargeable on imports originating in the countries which do not have preferential arrangements with the Community are as follows:

Tariff Heading 1 Description 2 Rate of Duty 3 Per cent.
75.01 Nickel mattes, nickel speiss and other intermediate products of nickel metallurgy; unwrought nickel (excluding electro-plating anodes); nickel waste and scrap Free
75.02 Wrought bars, rods, angles, shapes and sections, of nickel; nickel wire 5.4
75.03 Wrought plates, sheets and strip, of nickel; nickel foil; nickel powders and flakes:
A. Plates, sheets, strip and foil 6.2
B. Powders and flakes 0.5
75.04 Tubes and pipes and blanks therefor, of nickel; hollow bars, and tube and pipe fittings (for example, joints, elbows, sockets and flanges), of nickel:
A. Tubes and pipes and blanks therefor; hollow bars 7
B. Tube and pipe fittings 4.6
75.05 Electro-plating anodes, of nickel, wrought or unwrought, including those produced by electrolysis:
A. Not prepared beyond casting 3.7
B. Other 4.6
75.06 Other Articles of nickel:
A. Nails, tacks, staples, hook-nails spiked cramps, studs, spikes and the like; bolts, nuts, screws and similar articles; washers and spring washers:
I. Screws, nuts, rivets and washers turned from bars, rods, angles, shapes, sections of wire, of solid section, of a shank thickness or hole diameter not exceeding 6mm 4.1
II. Other 4.6
B. Other 5.8

The main exceptions are goods imported from the other member states or from the EFTA countries which are free of customs duty.