Commercial policy measures: general
‘Commercial policy measures’ means non–tariff measures established as part of the common commercial policy, in the form of Union provisions governing international trade in goods. These include goods subject to:
- BIS licensing controls: For imports of firearms (policy, control procedures, licencing and sanctions), refer to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/import-controls
CAP import or export licences or certificates:
- cultural licences, (see SPE13475)
- licences for controlled substances (see SPE13480) and
- drug precursor chemicals under EU Regulations (EC) No 273/2004 and *(EC) No 111/2005), see *https://www.gov.uk/guidance/precursor-chemical-licensing
Except for CAP goods subject to licensing requirements the above types of goods can be entered to IP.
For goods entered to IP, a licence will not be required unless the goods are:
- discharged to free circulation (see SPE13240)
- firearms, ammunition, explosives and nuclear materials
- controlled ozone depleting substances.
Council Regulation (EU) 952/2013, Article 5 (36) and Article 202