Guide

Starting to import

Last updated: 16 May 2017

Overview

To import goods into the UK from outside the European Union (EU) or move them from another EU country you have to:

The exact rules for importing depend on whether you're moving goods from another country in the EU or importing from outside the EU.

Some businesses use freight forwarding agents to help them with their import procedures.

You can hire a professional (eg a tax adviser) if you need advice about import duties and VAT.

Services

There are different rules when importing services.

Starting to import
Overview