Bringing goods into the UK

Declaring goods to customs

You must tell customs (known as ‘declaring’) on arrival in the UK if you have goods:

Use the red channel at customs if you have something to declare.

If there’s no red channel, use the red-point phone to declare goods to customs.

You and your baggage can be checked for anything that must be declared.

You may be asked to:

  • pay tax or duty
  • give up banned goods
  • produce documents for restricted goods, for example licences and permits

If you do not do what you’re asked, your goods and any vehicle you use to transport them may be seized.