Financial Sanctions

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Exporting to UK

Guidance EU business: exporting to the UK From: Department for International Trade Published: 2 December 2020 Last updated: 11 March 2021, see all updates Contents Buying or selling goods Transporting goods from the EU to the UK Exporting food and drink Exporting agri-food products Exporting animals and animal products Exporting plants and plant products Exporting fish […]

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Various Controls (UK)

Export Licences The export of certain goods from the UK requires an export licence. Other exports are subject to controls and regulation. Licences or regulation may apply to trade within the European Union in some limited cases. The EU Treaty allows exceptions to the freedom to trade where there are compelling reasons of security or […]

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Anti-Dumping measures

Definitions An EU Regulations sets out the procedure for the imposition of anti-dumping measures in the European Union. Material injury: substantial injury to EU industry, e.g. loss of market share, reduced price levels and/or reduced profitability, caused by the dumped imports. Like product: a product which is identical or closely resembles the product under consideration. Dumping margin: the […]

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Anti-Subsidy Measures

A Regulation sets out the European Union (EU) rules on the protection against subsidised imports from non-EU countries and the conditions for the application of countervailing measures. A subsidy is a financial contribution, such as a grant or loan, usually paid by the government of a non-EU country, which confers benefit to a business or industry […]

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Export Licence Dual-Use UK Post-Deal Guidance

Open General Export Licence Export of Dual-Use items to EU Member States December 2020 Open General Export Licence (Export of Dual-use items to EU Member States) Dated 31 December, granted by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State hereby grants the following Open General Export Licence under article 26(4) of the Export Control Order […]

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Sanctions Ship Review

Guidance How to request a review of the designation or specification of a ship Published 31 December 2020 Contents 1.Who can apply for the revocation or review of a ship specification or designation 2.How to submit a Sanctions Review Request Form 3.Evidence to submit 4.How the process works 5.How long it will take for a […]

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Existing Sanctions UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance UK sanctions Information on UK sanctions currently in place and how to apply for the appropriate licences. Published 28 August 2019 Last updated 31 December 2020 — see all updates From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Contents Contents Overview of UK sanctions Types of sanctions Exceptions and licensing More information Print this […]

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Control of Goods Misc HMRC Notices

The Control of Movement of Goods Regulations 1984   The following notice has force of law by virtue of Regulation 8 of the Control of Movement of Goods Regulations 1984  The application to be used for the purposes of Regulation 5 of the Control of Movement of Goods Regulations 1984 is: for Transit movements that […]

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Sanction UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice explains how the UK would implement sanctions if the UK leaves without a deal. Sanctions, often known in the EU as “restrictive measures” are a foreign policy and national security tool which impose immigration, trade, financial and transport restrictions. We use sanctions to fulfil a range of purposes, including as part of […]

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Endangered Species UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice sets out how people who trade in, or travel with, endangered animals or plants, or their products, would be affected if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal. It outlines how the UK would continue to comply with its international obligations under the Convention in International Trade in […]

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Cultural Objects No Deal Notes

Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) At present there are no licensing requirements for objects of cultural interest for import into the UK or EU. There are currently two licensing regimes in place for the export of cultural goods from the UK: UK law applies for exports to any foreign destination; EU regulations apply to objects travelling […]

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Import Controls [UK]

Import controls How the government monitors imports into the UK. Published 12 December 2012 Last updated 24 July 2019 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade Contents Import licensing Notices to Importers The Trade Policy Group of the Department for International Trade (DIT) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) advise and deal with a […]

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Radioactive Materials [UK]

Controls on radioactive sources The scope of the Radioactive Sources (Control) Order 2006: which substances are controlled and how to apply for an export licence. Published 10 September 2012 From: Department for International Trade and Export Control Joint Unit Contents Introduction Controlled radioactive sources Scope of the controls on radioactive sources Assessment criteria – radioactive sources Updates […]

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Timber FLEGT Licences [UK]

Regulations: timber and FLEGT licences Guidance for businesses trading in timber and timber-related products. Published 2 April 2014 Last updated 1 March 2018 — see all updates From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Office for Product Safety and Standards, and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Contents Overview What is covered? Who is responsible for […]

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Animal Fur and Skins [UK]

Importing animal furs and skins – export of fish The prohibitions and restrictions on the import of animal furs and skins into the UK and the export of salmon and trout. Published 8 August 2012 Last updated 5 April 2018 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction The roles of government departments […]

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Military Use [UK]

Military End-Use Control Some otherwise uncontrolled goods are at risk of being used as parts for, or to manufacture military equipment in an embargoed country. Published 3 August 2012 From: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Export Control Joint Unit Contents Introduction Military End-Use Controls Extracts from relevant Military End-Use Controls legislation Frequently asked questions – […]

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Weapons [UK]

Guns, knives, swords and other offensive weapons: UK border control This guidance summarises the requirements, controls and sanctions that Border Force applies to firearms and offensive weapons when they are imported into the UK. Published 1 August 2012 Last updated 19 January 2018 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs, Border Force, and Department for International […]

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Standard Export Licences [UK]

Standard Individual Export Licences How to apply for a SIEL so you can export controlled goods, and the conditions of use attached to them. Published 12 September 2012 From: Export Control Joint Unit and Department for International Trade Contents Exporting specific controlled goods to specific destinations What are SIELs? Applying for a SIEL SIEL conditions and amendments […]

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Wine [UK]

Wine trade: regulations Certification, quality standards and labelling rules for UK wine producers, documents for wine importers and licensing for wine sellers. Published 5 October 2012 From: Food Standards Agency Contents Introduction EU wine laws in the United Kingdom Additional UK wine laws Quality standards for wines Wine labelling Record keeping Rules for transporting wine […]

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Waste [UK]

Waste: import and export There are European and UK rules governing how you can ship waste into or out of the country. Published 13 March 2014 Last updated 3 October 2018 — see all updates From: Environment Agency Contents Waste shipment controls Use the waste export tool Apply for import or export notification controls For exports […]

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Clothing [UK]

Clothing, footwear and fashion: international trade regulations Regulations affecting exporters and importers in the clothing, footwear and fashion sector in the adult and children’s markets. Published 11 September 2012 Last updated 4 February 2016 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade Contents Introduction Export regulations Export licensing and certification Researching your export destination Tariffs […]

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Hallmarking [UK]

Hallmarking policy Role of Regulatory Delivery within hallmarking policy and legislation. Published 21 March 2014 From: National Measurement and Regulation Office Contents Hallmarking policy Inclusion of palladium Off-shore hallmarking British Hallmarking Council Enquiries Hallmarking policy The Regulatory Delivery Directorate (RD) within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has policy (legislative) responsibility for the hallmarking […]

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Electronic Goods [UK]

Electronic goods: international trade regulations Regulations if you are importing or exporting electronic goods, including licensing, certification, safety and environmental requirements. Published 1 August 2012 Last updated 28 July 2016 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade and HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction Export regulations Researching your destination for electronics exports Tariffs and duties for […]

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Export Prohibitions and Restrictions [UK]

Guidance UK Trade Tariff: export prohibitions and restrictions Updated 2 July 2018 Contents 1.Introduction 2.Prohibitions and restrictions in European Union (EU) and other legislation 3.The export licensing controls of government departments 4.Department of International Trade (DIT) strategic export licensing 1. Introduction 1.1 General This guidance gives details of the main prohibitions and restrictions covering the export of […]

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Import Prohibitions and Restrictions [UK]

Guidance UK Trade Tariff: import prohibitions and restrictions Updated 11 May 2017 Contents 1.Introduction 2.EU and UK import licensing controls (other than those of radiocommunications division) 3.Prohibitions and restrictions enforced by customs on goods from third countries only 1. Introduction 1.1 General This guidance gives information about prohibitions and restrictions which apply to imports. It’s not practicable […]

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