U.K. Drops Tariffs on Tunisian Olive Oil Imports After Signing Trade Deal



Ephantus Mukundi | Olive Oil Times

Tunisian exporters can now sell some of their olive oil in the United Kingdom duty-free after an agreement between the two countries came into force earlier this year.

The agreement between Tunisia and the U.K. was signed in October 2019 as the U.K. began looking for new trade partners ahead of its separation from the European Union, a process commonly known as Brexit. 

The trade agreement between the U.K. and Tunisia allows for 7,723 tons of Tunisian virgin olive oil to be imported without tariffs each year. According to the International Trade Center data, Tunisia exported 6,239 tons of olive oil to the U.K. in 2019, the last year for which data are available.

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