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HMRC internal manual

Customs Intellectual Property Rights Guidance

Action on goods suspected of infringing an Intellectual Property Right: Customs procedures within the scope of the European Union Intellectual Property Regulation

Subject to the exclusions shown in 2020 goods found to infringe an intellectual property right shall not be:

  • allowed to enter into the EU customs territory
  • released for free circulation
  • removed from the EU customs territory
  • exported
  • re-exported
  • placed under a suspensive procedure, or
  • placed in a free zone or free warehouse

But see advice on goods in transit or transhipment at 2420