In addition to import licensing control, the importation of many items is prohibited or restricted, under various forms of legislation.

Be aware that some of the following prohibition and restrictions apply not only to goods imported from countries outside the EU but also on shipments from other Member States of the EU. Although some of the following controls may be indicated under the special requirement section of the Schedule of the Integrated Tariff of the United Kingdom (Volume 2) against the appropriate commodity code, many are not, so please ensure you check the following brief guide.

Further advice can be obtained from the HM Revenue & Customs helpline (0300 200 3700), 0900–1700, Monday–Friday.

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