Import Duties (Developing Countries) Order 1971

Publication Date:January 01, 1971

1971No. 1882


The Import Duties (Developing Countries) Order 1971




The Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, by virtue of the powers conferred on them by section 1 of the Finance Act 1971(a) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State, hereby make the following Order:—

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Import Duties (Developing Countries) Order 1971.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(b) shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(3) This Order shall come into operation on 1st January 1972.

2.—(1) The provisions of this Order have effect only in relation to goods of a country specified in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Order which are consigned to the United Kingdom—

(a) from a place in that country;or

(b) in the case of goods of a country specified in column 1 of Part II of that Schedule, from the place or places specified in relation to that country in column 2 of that Part;or

(c) from an exhibition held at a place which is outside that country but to which the goods had been consigned for the purpose of being exhibited at the exhibition.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1)(c) above "exhibition" means a trade, industrial, agricultural or crafts exhibition, fair or similar show or display, other than an exhibition, fair, show or display organized for private purposes in a shop or on business premises with a view to the sale of goods foreign to the country where the exhibition is held.

3. Until the beginning of 1st January 1973 payment shall not be required of any import duty chargeable under any heading of the Customs Tariff 1959 specified in column 1 of Schedule 2 to this Order in respect of goods specified in relation to that heading in column 2 of that Schedule.

(a) 1971 c. 68.

(b) 1889 c. 63.

4. Until the beginning of 1st January 1973 goods falling within a heading of the Customs Tariff 1959 specified in column 1 of Schedule 3 to this Order and of a description mentioned in relation to that heading in column 2 of that Schedule shall not be chargeable with import duty of an amount greater than that specified in relation thereto in column 3 of that Schedule.

5. For the purposes of classification under the Customs Tariff 1959, in so far as that depends on the rate of duty, any goods to which Article 3 or Article 4 above applies shall be treated as chargeable with the same duty as if this Order had not been made.

P. L. Hawkins, Walter Clegg, Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.

19th November 1971.





Independent States

The Kingdom of Afghanistan.

The Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria

The Argentine Republic.

The State of Bahrain.


The Republic of Bolivia.

The Republic of Botswana.

The Federative Republic of Brazil.

The Union of Burma.

The Republic of Burundi.

The Federal Republic of Cameroon.

The Central African Republic.


The Republic of Chad.

The Republic of Chile.

The Republic of Colombia.

The People's Republic of the Congo.

The Republic of Costa Rica.

The Republic of Cyprus.

The Republic of Dahomey.

The Dominican Republic.

The Republic of Ecuador.

The Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Republic of El Salvador.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

The Empire of Ethiopia.


The Gabonese Republic.

The Republic of The Gambia.

The Republic of Ghana.

The Republic of Guatemala.

The Republic of Guinea.

The Republic of Guyana.

The Republic of Haiti.

The Republic of Honduras.

The Republic of India.

The Republic of Indonesia.

The Empire of Iran.

The Republic of Iraq.

The Republic of the Ivory Coast.


The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The Republic of Kenya.

The Khmer Republic.

The Republic of Korea.

The State of Kuwait.

The Kingdom of Laos.

The Lebanese Republic.

The Kingdom of Lesotho.

The Republic of Liberia.

The Libyan Arab Republic.

The Malagasy Republic.

The Republic of Malawi.


The Republic of Maldives.

The Republic of Mali.

Malta G.C.

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania.


The United Mexican States.

The Kingdom of Morocco.

The Republic of Nauru.

The Kingdom of Nepal.

The Republic of Nicaragua.

The Republic of Niger.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Republic of Pakistan.

The Republic of Panama.

The Republic of Paraguay.

The Republic of Peru.

The Republic of the Philippines.

The State of Qatar.


The Republic of Rwanda.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Republic of Senegal.

The Republic of Sierra Leone.

The Republic of Singapore.

The Somali Democratic Republic.

The Democratic Republic of the Sudan.

The Kingdom of Swaziland.

The Syrian Arab Republic.

The United Republic of Tanzania.

The Kingdom of Thailand.

The Togolese Republic.

The Kingdom of Tonga.

Trinidad and Tobago.

The Tunisian Republic.

The Republic of Uganda.

The United Arab Emirates.

The Republic of Upper Volta.

The Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

The Republic of Venezuela.

The Republic of Viet-Nam.

The Independent State of Western Samoa.

The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.

The Yemen Arab Republic.

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The Republic of Zaire.

The Republic of Zambia.

Dependent Territories, Associated States and States whose external relations are conducted by third countries



Australian Antarctic Territory.

The Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands.


British Antarctic Territory.

British Honduras.

British Indian Ocean Territory, namely: the Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Desroches.

British Solomon Islands Protectorate.

British Virgin Islands.

The State of Brunei.

Cape Verde Islands.

Cayman Islands.

Christmas Island.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Corn Islands and Swan Islands.


Falkland Islands and Dependencies.

French Antarctic Territories.

French Polynesia.


Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony.


Heard Island and McDonald Islands.

Hong Kong.




Netherlands Antilles.

New Caledonia and Dependencies.

New Hebrides Condominium.

Norfolk Island.

Overseas Territories of New Zealand, namely: Niue Island, Tokelau Islands, Ross Dependency and the Cook Islands.

Pacific Islands administered by the United States of America, namely: Guam, American Samoa (comprising Swain Island), Midway Islands, Johnston Island, Sand Island, Baker, Howland and Jarvis Islands, Wake Island and Johnson Atoll and Kingman Reef; and the following mandated islands—the Carolines, the Marianas, and the Marshall Islands.

Papua-New Guinea.


Portuguese Guinea.

Portuguese Timor.

Principe and Sao Tomé Islands.

St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla.

St. Helena and Dependencies, namely: Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

St. Lucia.

St. Pierre and Miquelon.

St. Vincent.


Spanish Territory in Africa (Sahara).


Territory of New Guinea.

Turks and Caicos Islands.

Virgin Islands (United States of America).

Wallis and Futuna Islands.



 Country of origin Port of consignment
The Kingdom of Afghanistan Karachi, Bandar Abbas
The Republic of Bolivia Arica and Antofagasta (Chile), Matarani
 and Mollendo, Rosario (Argentina)
The Republic of Botswana Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth
 Beira and Lourenço Marques
The Republic of Burundi. Dar-es-Salaam
The Central African Republic. Pointe Noire
The Republic of Chad. Lagos, Port Sudan, Pointe Noire.
The Kingdom of Laos. Bangkok.
The Kingdom of Lesotho. Durban, Port Elizabeth.
The Republic of Malawi. Beira, Lourenço Marques, Nacala.
The Republic of Mali. Dakar, Abidjan.
The Kingdom of Nepal. Calcutta.
The Republic of Niger. Contonou, Abidjan, Lagos.
The Republic of Paraguay. Buenos Aires, Paranagua, Antofagasta
The Republic of Rwanda. Mombasa, Dar-es-Salaam.
The Kingdom of Swaziland. Lourenço Marques.
The Republic of Uganda. Mombasa.
The Republic of Upper Volta. Abidjan.
The Republic of Zambia. Lobito, Beira, Dar-es-Salaam, Lourenço



 Tariff heading Description of goods free
 of import duty
02.05 (pig fat free of lean meat All goods of this heading.
 and poultry fat—not rendered
 or solvent-extracted)
02.06 (meat and edible meat All goods falling within sub-headings
 offals —except poultry (A)(1), (A)(4)(b), (A)(4)(c) and
 liver—salted, in brine, dried (B)(1)(b).
 or smoked)
05.08 (bones and horn-cores etc.) Bonemeal.
07.03 (vegetables provisionally All goods falling within sub-heading (D).
 preserved in brine, etc.)
07.04 (dried vegetables, whole, All goods falling within sub-headings (A)
 cut, sliced, broken or in and (C) and all goods falling within
 powder, but not further sub-headings (E)(1)(b) and (E)(2)(b).
07.05 (dried leguminous All goods falling within sub-headings (B)
 vegetables) and (C).
07.06 (manioc, arrowroot, etc.) All goods falling within sub-heading
08.01 (dates, bananas, coconuts, All goods falling within sub-headings
 etc.) (A)(2)(a), (B)(2), (C), (E)(2) and (F).
08.02 (citrus fruit, fresh or Dried citrus fruit.
08.03 (figs, fresh or dried) Dried figs.
08.04 (grapes, fresh or dried) Currants.
08.11 (fruit provisionally All goods falling within sub-headings (B),
 preserved, etc.) (D)(3)(b) and (G).
08.12 (fruit, dried, other than All goods falling within sub-headings (B)
 that falling within earlier and (C).
09.10 (thyme, saffron and bay All goods falling within sub-heading (C).
 leaves; other spices)
11.01 (cereal flours) All goods of this heading.
11.02 (cereal groats, etc.) All goods of this heading.
11.03 (flours of the leguminous All goods of this heading.
 vegetables falling within
11.04 (flours of the fruits All goods of this heading.
 falling within any heading in
 Chapter 8)
11.06 (flour and meal of sago, All goods falling within sub-heading (B).
11.07 (malt,

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