Licences, certificates and special rules for taking goods out of the UK from 1 January 2021.
You’ll need to get a licence or certificate to export some types of goods from the UK.
Animals, plants, food and agricultural products
- live animals and animal products
- live animals, semen and embryos under the Balai Directive
- fish for human consumption
- live fish and shellfish for aquaculture and ornamental purposes
- endangered plant and animal species, and products made from them
- plants and plant products
- wood packaging
Chemicals and waste
- fluorinated gases (F gas) and ozone-depleting substances
- hazardous chemicals under the prior informed consent system (PIC)
- nuclear-related items
- controlled goods – these include military items, dual-use items (items with both civil and military uses), firearms, and items that can be used for torture or capital punishment
There are different types of sanctions for trade, transport, finance and immigration.
Check if the goods you’re exporting will be controlled by UK sanctions from 1 January 2021. You may also not be allowed to export your goods to someone who is subject to financial sanctions.