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Freeports consultation

A Department of International Trade consultation to inform the government's freeports policy.


It seeks views on the UK’s plans for freeports, which have different customs rules than the rest of the country.

The government has drawn on evidence from successful freeports around the world to develop a UK freeport model. The proposed model includes tariff flexibility, customs facilitations and tax measures. It is also considering planning reforms, additional targeted funding for infrastructure improvements and measures to incentivise innovation.

This consultation from the Department for International Trade runs from 10 February to 13 July 2020.

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