This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-9J3ERB

Tariff on parquet flooring affecting UK exports to the United States

in United States

Trade barrier summary

This affects UK exporters of parquet flooring to the United States. In January 2007, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) restructured its Harmonised System (HS) classification of multi-layered parquet flooring to 4418.72. This was an administrative change to enhance transparency of international trade and related statistics.

The US Customs Administration followed this with a new 8% import tax on the product.

As of 1 January 2017, the HS Classification is putting multi-layer parquet in 4418.75. The US classification code has become 4418.75.70 with a decreasing but still present duty of 5%. This increases the cost of UK parquet flooring in the US market relative to domestic products.

Sectors affected

  • Consumer and retail



Date reported

31 July 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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