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

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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