Annually, 102,620 tonnes (carcass weight equivalent) of New Zealand sheepmeat and goatmeat can be exported to the United Kingdom at zero 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% + 75.0-260.0 GBP per 100kg/net. This is administered by the UK and collected at point of entry.

The Quota Year runs from 1 January to 31 December. 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 13 of the UK Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota Manual.

UK Sheepmeat & Goat Tariff Rate Quota Manual

How it Works

Here you will find details on the UK Sheepmeat and Goatmeat quota and can download official forms. Once 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 Sheepmeat & Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota Manual, itself. In the event of any inconsistency between the Quota Manual and information on these pages, the Quota Manual prevails.