1. Preferential or non-preferential origin? Preferential origin is applicable where there is a trade agreement between the UK and the country of import that reduces or removes the tariff rate. Proof or non-preferential origin is sometimes required if the importing country operates a boycott of goods from some countries or if there are physical quotas on the quantity or value of imports allowed.

  2. Do you know the tariff code for my product(s)? Yes — go to 5. No — go to 3.

  3. Check the Tariff Code here.

  4. Unsure of the correct tariff code for your product(s) — see the Introduction to Import Customs Procedures topic.

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