The California Prune Board has announced its support for the UK Government’s decision to suspend the UK import tariff on dried prunes. Effective from 1 January 2023, the suspension sees the removal of the 8% tariff until at least 31 December 2024.
The decision gives UK dried fruit importers greater choice and is likely to be welcomed by importers looking for a premium quality and great tasting product. California offers high-quality, naturally sweet prunes and the state makes the US the world’s largest premium producer.
Industry sources say removing the tariff will give the sector a level playing field, and UK trade access to premium, greater tasting prunes that will appeal to consumers