Bringing goods into the UK

Bringing goods into the UK after a no-deal Brexit

Some rules will temporarily change when you bring goods for your own use from the EU to the UK.

This guidance does not apply to bringing goods from Ireland to Northern Ireland.

You can:

  • continue to pay tax and duties where you bought them, and bring back an unlimited amount of most goods (including alcohol and tobacco)

  • use your duty-free allowance to bring in a certain amount of goods without paying duty or tax - these are the same as allowances for goods brought in from non-EU countries

  • claim a refund of the VAT you paid where you bought the goods

If you claim a VAT refund in another country

You’ll have to pay import VAT on the goods when you arrive in the UK. You may also have to pay excise and customs duty on the full value of the goods if they are above the excise and customs duty allowances.

After Brexit, the excise and customs duty allowances will be the same as the allowances for bringing back goods from non-EU countries.

You’ll be able to declare goods online.

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