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HMRC internal manual

Customs Special Procedures Manual

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:

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