UK trade quotas

This dataset shows the quotas available in the UK Tariff along with their current or final balances, updated daily.

It lists each quota period for each six-digit quota order number with the commodities and geographical areas the quota applies to and information about the initial and current balance. It does not show any applicable tariff rates or conditions on use - for these, please see the Tariffs to trade with the UK dataset. The dataset includes historical quotas that are no longer available, their final balance and date of exhaustion, if any. It also includes some non-exhaustive information on some future quotas that is subject to change. Only quotas that have been created since the UK Tariff became independent on 1st January 2021 are shown.

This dataset combines UK Tariff information from the Department for International Trade (updated regularly) and current quota balances from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (updated daily). Both data sources and this dataset are licensed under the Open Government License v3.

You can use this data to analyse quota applicability and utilisation in bulk, and to understand trends in quota application and usage over time. You cannot use this data to make operational decisions about which quotas are available because current balance data may lag the allocations made by HMRC by several days. If you require further information on live quota balances, contact the HMRC Tariff Quota Management Team by email on

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Last Updated April 19, 2024, 16:00 (UTC)
Created December 20, 2021, 19:39 (UTC)