To export certain goods you might need to either have a licence or follow certain rules.
You should go to GOV.UK for more information on exporting:
- agricultural machinery
- animal bones, protein and other by-products
- animal semen, ova and embryos
- art, antiques and cultural goods
- drugs and medicines
- food and agricultural products
- food for animals
- horses and ponies
- live animals
- live fish and shellfish
- livestock, poultry or bees
- luxury goods to North Korea or Syria
- medical devices
- military or dual use goods, services or technology
- ozone-depleting substances and F-gases
- plants, seeds, bulbs and wood
- products made from endangered animals
Exporting dangerous goods
There are strict controls around the export of dangerous goods.
You need to check that what you're exporting or importing isn't restricted, banned or sanctioned.
If you export dangerous goods you must fill in a Dangerous Goods Declaration Note.
There are also rules around packaging, handling and shipping dangerous goods. Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA) can advise you on the safest way on packaging and shipping the goods.