Controlled Goods list – Imports


Excise goods Including alcohol, hydrocarbon oils, tobacco, climate change levy and biofuels
Controlled drugs and

Drug precursor chemicals

Specific drugs under licence only
Endangered species (CITES-listed endangered animals and plants or their products) The UK will continue to comply with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).


To import or export CITES-listed specimens of endangered animal or plant species, checks of CITES permits will be required at the border.


At the end of the transition period, CITES specimens will only be able to enter and exit the UK via specific designated points of


Fish Catch certificates (and processing statements & storage documents id applicable) will need to be submitted in advance of importing fish into the UK. For imports a catch certificate will be needed for each:

–  consignment

–  direct landing of fish or fishery products

Marketing Standards- Fertilisers Ammonium Nitrate


•               for critical safety checks (a detonation resistance certificate must be sent not later than five days before the anticipated date of arrival of the material into GBT as required by 2003 Ammonium Nitrate Materials (High Nitrogen Content) Regulations GB)

Plants and Plant

products entering via BCP

The highest risk plants for planting, where the biosecurity risk necessitates checks at the border, at existing BCPs.
Anti-personnel mines Under licence issued for the exclusive purpose of mine detection, clearance and destruction training only
Explosives Only those included in the list of classified and authorised explosives and under licence
Firearms Under licence only, unless being exported as personal effects for hunting or sports shooting by a person authorised to possess the firearm
Fireworks Storage of fireworks is controlled
Military goods Under licence only
Nuclear materials Under licence only, includes medical radioisotopes
Offensive weapons Specific items under licence only
Realistic imitation firearms Under licence issued for the exclusive purpose of historic events or as film props only
Torture equipment Under licence issued for the exclusive purpose of public display

in a museum in view of its historic interest only

Ozone depleting substances and HFCs Imports and exports of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and

hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are controlled under the Montreal Protocol (MP).






Rough diamonds Only when accompanied by Kimberly Process certificate (additional UN requirement)
Anti-Dumping Duty, Countervailing Duty and tariff sanction


Including chemicals, plastics, rubber, paper, textiles, ceramics, glass, metals, electrical goods, vehicles, bicycles, some foods
Steel Safeguards Tariff safeguards relating to the importation of steel and steel products
WMD Related goods Goods subject to UK sanctions/ Specific goods subject to import licencing controls under UK sanctions e.g. Iran and North Korea
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