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HMRC internal manual

Customs Intellectual Property Rights Guidance

Action on goods suspected of infringing an Intellectual Property Right: Goods excluded from the European Union Intellectual Property Regulation

The following goods are excluded from action under council Regulation 1383/2003:

  • goods of a non-commercial nature contained in travellers’ personal luggage within the current value limit for relief from Customs duty and where there is nothing that may indicate a commercial nature. The limit currently (June 2011) stands at £ 390.00 but is subject to change
  • goods already in free circulation moving between Member States
  • grey market or parallel traded goods.