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@DKShrewsbury HI Daniel. I zoomed in on your photo, and couldn't see clearly - but - at this time of year, almost certainly, those lemons are imported from South Africa. They come in on a 0% tariff under the entry price system.

Here's some from Aldi.
@DKShrewsbury And here's some lemons and limes from Sainsbury's. Again the lemons are coming in on a 0% tariff because we have an FTA with South Africa. The limes are from Mexico. They also come in on a 0% tariff, because we have an FTA with Mexico.
@DKShrewsbury These Sainsbury oranges, also from South Africa, also on a 0% tariff because of the FTA with South Africa and the other SADC countries (o Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Swaziland[Eswatini]).
@DKShrewsbury Some of the other oranges there, in Sainsbury's, are from Egypt. We have an FTA with Egypt, so guess what? These oranges come in on a 0% tariff.
@DKShrewsbury See these kiwi fruit? They come from Chile and these also come in on a 0% tariff. You know why? Yep, you guessed it. we have an FTA with Chile.
@DKShrewsbury These blueberries here. They're from Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is part of the ESA group of African countries. So under the ESA FTA they enter the UK on a 0% tariff too.

Curiously there's no specific tariff entry for blueberries it is under "Fruit of the genus Vaccinium - Other".
@DKShrewsbury See these pineapples? They're from Costa Rica. We have an FTA with Costa Rica. So they come in on a 0% tariff.
@DKShrewsbury By the way, in case you think I'm making this us - Here's the tariff schedule for pineapples from Costa Rica. trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/trade-tariff/c…
@DKShrewsbury See these mangoes? They're from Peru. There's no tariff on mangoes, so it's imported on 0%, but if there was a tariff it wouldn't apply to these mangoes because we have an FTA with Peru.
@DKShrewsbury See these papayas? They come from Jamaica. The EU has an EPA with Jamaica. In fact, it has an EPAs with most of the Carribean. Most of the Commonwealth.

Anyway - they come in on a 0% tariff wherever they're from.
@DKShrewsbury See these passion fruit? Well, they're on a 0% tariff from wherever they're from, but if there was a tariff, these ones would be exempt because they're from Colombia and we have an FTA with Colombia.
@DKShrewsbury See these spuds? They're from Israel, and they're imported on a 0% tariff from there.
@DKShrewsbury Here's the tariff schedule just to be sure.

trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/trade-tariff/c…
@DKShrewsbury Almost everything, if not everything, behind you in the fruit & veg section of TESCO comes in on a 0% tariff because of FTAs and Preference deals, or because it's 0% anyway, or it's sourced from the EU. In fact, this is true of most of our food imports.
@DKShrewsbury This is where our fruit comes from mostly the EU and countries where we have an FTA.
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