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GOV.UK - International Trade

This website provides advice and guidance from across government departments. Simplified import and export information and interactive tools are available, including the UK Trade Tariff.

Exporting goods outside the EU

Using the National Export System (NES) to send mandatory export declarations and export summary declarations (EXS) electronically, and using the Export Control System (ECS).

Introduction to the Tariff

The Tariff contains information to help you with importing or exporting.

International trade developments

Our plans for future developments in International Trade, including details of the Union Customs Code (UCC), Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs), Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) scheme, Import Control Systems (ICS); The ERTS & Temporary Storage Policy Review; and more.

Community/Common Transit and Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR)

Customs Transit allows goods liable to import duties and taxes to move freely with minimal customs intervention.


Import Control System (ICS)

Information on the Import Control System (ICS) process and links to the technical documents that will be of benefit to software suppliers and other traders adapting their systems to interface with ICS.


Customs Handling of Import/Export Freight (CHIEF) facilitates the efficient passage of legitimate goods into and out of the United Kingdom.