Resources related to importing in United Kingdom

HMRC is the UK's tax, payments and customs authority and have a vital purpose. Anything posted or couriered to you from another country goes through customs.

How to bring goods into the UK from any country, including how much tax and duty you’ll need to pay and whether you need to get a licence or certificate.

Solid wood packaging must meet the ISPM15 international standards if you import goods into Great Britain, whereas it's not needed if import is from Northern Ireland.

DIT is a department responsible for striking and extending trade agreements between the UK and foreign countries and for encouraging foreign investment and export trade.

To get an EORI number, your business usually needs to have premises based in the country you want to import to or export from - this is called ‘being established’.

You may need to follow certain rules or get certificates to bring some animals, plants or food into Great Britain. Check the detailed guidelines here.

The agreement strengthens UK cooperation in political, security & foreign matters with Albania and replicates wider elements of this Association Agreement such as provisions on political dialogue & other forms of cooperation, including human rights.

The trade agreement includes provisions on trade in goods (including provisions on preferential tariffs, tariff rate quotas, rules of origin & sanitary & phytosanitary measures), trade in services, intellectual property & government procurement.

UK commits to providing immediate dutyfree, quotafree access to goods exported from the CARIFORUM States. CARIFORUM States commit to gradual tariff liberalisation of goods. Some domestically sensitive products are excluded from tariff liberalisation.

Tariff rates for bilateral trade in goods between the UK and the Central American countries continue to apply as set out in the agreement. However, in some cases, the non-preferential applied rates may, in fact, be lower.

Due to UK-Chile association agreement, UK manufacturers benefit from preferential access to the Chilean market to sell their goods, and UK consumers benefit from lower prices on Chilean goods, such as wines, fruits and nuts and other products.

UK-ESA EPA contains 3 chapters namely Trade in Goods, Fisheries and Development Cooperation. ESA Signatory states have duty free access on all products, including that of high export interest such as sugar, tuna, garments, agro processed products.

The agreement provides a platform from which to deepen the trade and investment relationship between the British and Egyptian complementary economies, paving the way for greater partnerships in key sectors, from agriculture to energy.

The customs authority of the importing party will grant preferential tariff treatment, based on a claim made by the importer, to goods that originate in the other Party that meet the conditions of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover. Find more details about how to apply for it.

It means Ghanaian products including bananas, tinned tuna and cocoa will benefit from tariff-free access to the UK. UK exports are also in line to benefit from tariff liberalisation from 2023, including machinery, electronics and chemical products.

Plants and plant products transported between mainland Europe to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland can use GB as a landbridge. You must have a signed declaration stating the goods are under transit.

If you import goods which are not controlled into UK from the EU, you can record the goods in your own records without getting authorisation. But if the goods are on the list below, you must follow normal rules for making import declarations.