Import Regulations and Law
Under UK importing laws, certain imported products face licensing requirements when brought into the UK.
As a result of these laws, there are certain checks that need to be carried out throughout the importing process.
- Before you place an order, check that the products you plan on importing are allowed in the UK. You can find out more on this topic by visiting www.gov.uk. Here you will find information on sanctions, embargoes, and restricted goods.
- Determine whether the country you’re importing from imposes any regulations such as local export taxes or export licences
- Find out whether import duty and VAT are payable. Duty rates depend on the product and country of origin. Refer to www.gov.uk for more details.
Products that don’t meet applicable laws and regulations may be seized by Customs, which could have a significant impact on your business and any plans you’ve already put in place to make use of these confiscated items.
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The information on this page is correct as of 21 April 2015
This page is for information only. You should seek professional advice if you have any questions relating to the information on this page.