Depending on the goods in question and the country of destination, pharmaceutical products that are used for medical, surgical, dental and veterinary purposes to diagnose, treat or prevent diseases or ailments, as covered by Chapter 30 of the UK Trade Tariff (the Tariff), may come under both export and import controls as this topic describes.

This topic also covers the specific regional areas of Canada, China, Japan, Switzerland and the USA with respect to importing pharmaceutical products into these countries.

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