Doing business in the UK
Import controls and restrictions
You may need to be aware of certain import controls.
Understanding commodity codes
Understand commodity codes so you can classify the goods you’re exporting into the UK.
Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Duty
Understand VAT and Excise Duty on exports to the UK.
Quotas and measures
Rules of origin for tariff preference
Understand the rules of origin for goods exported into the UK from countries with a tariff preference.
Product safety standards
Packaging and labelling
Understand the marketing standards that exports into the UK must meet.
Health protection for humans, animals and plants (sanitary and phytosanitary)
Understand the regulations and restrictions needed to maintain public health, animal health and plant health.
Product requirements - agriculture
Understand regulations and requirements for agriculture exports to the UK.
Product requirements - environmental
Understand environmental regulations and requirements for exports to the UK.
Product requirements - textiles
Understand regulations and requirements for textile exports to the UK.
Published 3 February 2020