Check how to import or export goods

Use this service to check how to import and export goods if you’re:

  • a business
  • self-employed
  • an agent acting on behalf of a business

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You can get information on:

  • the commodity codes (reference numbers) you need to classify goods for import and export declarations
  • paying the right VAT and duties for your goods
  • which licences and certificates you’ll need for your goods
  • how to get goods into a specific country

You’ll need to know the approximate date when the goods will arrive at or leave the UK border.

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