Annually, 198 tonnes (product weight) of New Zealand High Quality Beef can be exported to the United Kingdom at a 20% ad valorem duty.

Imports within the Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) are referred to as “in-quota” and are administered by the New Zealand Meat Board. 

Product imported outside the quota is subject to an out-of-quota tariff rate of 12.0% + 118.0 - 254.0 GBP per 100kg/net. This is administered by the UK and collected at point of entry.

The Quota Year runs from 1 July to 30 June. Prior to the year’s start, the Board makes quota allocations to Qualifying Companies and New Entrants. This is done in accordance with the Quota Allowance Allocation System, which can be found on page 12 of the UK High Quality Beef Tariff Rate Quota Manual.

UK High Quality Beef Tariff Rate Quota Manual

How it Works

Here you will find details on the UK High Quality Beef quota and can download official forms. Once completed completed, forms can be emailed to the Board.


Please note: The information provided on these pages is a summary of the provisions of the UK High Quality Beef Tariff Rate Quota Manual, itself. In the event of any inconsistency between the Quota Manual and information on these pages, the Quota Manual prevails.