It was an agreement in extremis, and finally the exports that are made to the United Kingdom from the province of Huesca will not have tariffs. This is good news, since Alto Aragón has quite a commercial relationship with the British, where it sells more than it buys. Specifically, the province exports fresh products (fruit and meat) worth about 22 million euros; imports meat for almost 10 million euros. The British is a fairly important commercial partner for the province of Huesca.
What is sold the most to the British, 77% of total exports, is fresh fruit, a business that has its future assured, because the United Kingdom will have to continue supplying, even if it has left the European Union. The positive is that the exports that were going to be taxed at 8%, will finally have a zero tariff.
Loreto Morlans, head of the Internationalization department of the Chamber of Commerce, indicated that the final commercial agreement assumes that there will be no tariff. Thus, exports, not only of fruit but of many other products, are taxed with a zero tariff, at 0%.
Another thing will be the bureaucratic requirements, which are going to increase a lot. There are companies that sell to other countries and are familiar with exporting and the required formalities. But if they only had relations with the European Union until now, the new relations with the United Kingdom will force them to have the figure of the customs representative.
It will be a figure that will greatly facilitate the procedures that are expected to be introduced by the British Government.
The company that wants to work with the United Kingdom from now on must be registered in a specific registry, the EORI and in the REX system, because in this way it can be declared on the invoices that the origin of the merchandise is European, and therefore the tariff must be zero.
From the Chamber of Commerce of the province, they have been organizing conferences for more than 4 years to inform and sensitize companies about adapting to Brexit.
We mainly export fruit to the UK, but also live animals and wine. Imports are of live animals (poultry and cattle, especially highly genetic dairy cows), and medical-surgical accessories.