The recent trade agreement between the United Kingdom and New Zealand offers British growers protection against imports for the time being. This is evident from publications on the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.
From January until the start of the British apple season in August, the import will be released. After a period of three years, this will also apply to the second part of the year falling during the British harvest season. Within that three-year period, 20 000 tonnes will be exempt from import duty, but any excess will be taxed.
From the fourth year following the introduction of the trade agreement, year-round duty-free apples from New Zealand can be imported into the United Kingdom.