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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Strategic Export Control List [UK]

Guidance UK Strategic Export Control Lists Find out about the lists that control exports, which goods are on the list, when you need to apply for a strategic export licence. Published 3 August 2012 Last updated 23 February 2017 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade and Export Control Joint Unit Contents Overview What are the […]

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General Export Licences [UK]

Guidance Other types of open general export licence Details of open general export licences that don’t fit into other categories, but remove the need to apply for standard individual export licence. Published 12 September 2012 Last updated 20 April 2015 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade and Export Control Joint Unit Contents Introduction Your responsibilities […]

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Licence Verification [UK]

Guidance Automatic import and export licence verification How the automatic licence verification process works to the benefit of international traders and agents and which goods are covered. Published 3 August 2012 Last updated 13 June 2013 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction ALV of goods covered by a BIS import licence […]

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EU Export Authorisations [UK]

EU General Export Authorisations How EU GEA licences authorise the export of specified controlled dual-use goods to certain countries outside the EU. Published 14 August 2012 Last updated 14 December 2017 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade and Export Control Joint Unit Contents Introduction Background Can I use an EU GEA? EU General Export Authorisations […]

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National Imports Relief Unit [UK]

Guidance Find out about HMRC’s National Import Reliefs Unit How the National Import Reliefs Unit (NIRU) controls imports on certain goods from outside the EU and what tax and duty reliefs may apply. Published 10 August 2012 Last updated 25 May 2018 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction Authorisation by declaration […]

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Anti-Dumping [UK]

Guidance UK Trade Tariff: anti-dumping and countervailing duties Published 1 January 2009 Contents 1.Anti-Dumping Duty 2.Repayment claims 1. Anti-Dumping Duty An Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) is a customs duty on imports providing a protection against the dumping of goods in the European Union (EU) at prices substantially lower than the normal value. In most cases, this is […]

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Exporting Controlled Goods

Exporting controlled goods after EU Exit Guidance explaining what will change for exporters of controlled goods if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Published 6 March 2019 From: Export Control Joint Unit and Department for International Trade Contents Controlled goods Exporting military items Exporting firearms to the EU Exporting dual-use items Exporting civil nuclear material […]

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Exporting Controlled Goods Guidance

Exporting controlled goods after Brexit Guidance explaining what will change for exporters of controlled goods if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Published 6 March 2019 Last updated 19 August 2019 — see all updates From: Export Control Joint Unit and Department for International Trade Contents Stay up to date Controlled goods Exporting […]

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Trading CITES Species Guidance

Trading CITES-listed species through UK ports and airports after Brexit Designated land, sea and air ports for trading or moving CITES-listed endangered animals or plants, or their products, if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Published 16 January 2019 Last updated 7 February 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & […]

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Endangered Species Guidance

Trading and moving endangered species protected by CITES if there’s no withdrawal deal Prepare for the rules and processes that will apply to trading or moving endangered animals or plants listed under CITES, or their products if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Published 16 January 2019 Last updated 4 March 2019 — see […]

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Sanctions (No Deal)

Sanctions policy if there’s no Brexit deal Updated 1 February 2019 Contents Purpose Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) After March 2019 if there’s no deal What you would need to do More information Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, the government must prepare for every […]

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Exporting Cultural Objects (No Deal)

Exporting objects of cultural interest if there’s no Brexit deal Updated 6 February 2019 Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, the government must prepare for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. For 2 years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of […]

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Rough Diamonds

Businesses trading in rough diamonds Updated 21 December 2018 Contents How processes will change Actions you can take now The international trade in rough diamonds is regulated by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which imposes extensive requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free’ and prevent conflict […]

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Selling Controlled Goods

Businesses and individuals exporting controlled goods Contents How export processes for controlled goods will change Obtaining a licence Actions you can take now The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) is responsible for the UK’s system of export controls on: military items dual-use items (items with both civil and military uses) civilian firearms items usable for […]

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Footwear Labelling

Guidance Footwear labelling after Brexit Advice for manufacturers and retailers on footwear labelling if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Published 14 August 2019 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Contents Stay up to date Labelling requirements Responsibility for labelling Stay up to date The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. This page […]

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Clothes and Footware [UK]

Guidance 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 […]

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Export and Import Licence 2021 UK Guidance

Export licences and certificates from 1 January 2021 Licences, certificates and special rules for taking goods out of the UK from 1 January 2021. Published 10 July 2020 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Government Digital Service, Department for International Trade, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture […]

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CITES Specimens Movements 2021 UK Guidance

Trading CITES-listed specimens through UK ports and airports from 1 January 2021 Designated land, sea and air ports for trading or moving CITES-listed endangered animals, plants, or their parts and derivatives from 1 January 2021. Published 16 January 2019 Last updated 2 July 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Animal […]

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Trade Remedies Transition UK Guidance

Trade remedies transition policy Trade remedies protect domestic industries from unfair practices around imports. The UK’s own independent trade policy includes a trade remedies system. Published 6 February 2020 From: Department for International Trade Contents Transition reviews Safeguard measures Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy trade remedy measures Expiry reviews and the UK government transition policy Recent updates […]

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Sanctions 2021 UK Guidance

Sanctions Policy after 31 December 2020 Published 31 January 2020 The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It’ll be updated if anything changes. For current information, read: UK sanctions You can also read about the transition period. After the transition period (from 11pm on 31 […]

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Hallmarking 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Hallmarking requirements from 1 January 2021 How UK jewellery importers and exporters will be affected from 2021. Published 25 October 2019 Last updated 23 December 2020 — see all updates From: British Hallmarking Council Brexit transition: new rules for 2021 The UK has left the EU. This page tells you the new rules from 1 […]

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