Import and Export


This section provides assistance on any matter relating to Importing or Exporting. Our Guides are now accessed through the International Trade area on the Business Link website and provide assistance on a range of subjects from classifying goods to using online facilities. JCCC Papers, Public Notices and Information Sheets are all available in our Library section.


Businesslink - International Trade

This is the official website for business advice and support. Simplified import and export information and interactive tools are available, including the UK Trade Tariff.

Importing and exporting guide

Guide to importing and exporting: Breaking down the barriers

Information for anyone wishing to import or export goods. This guide will help you get started on importing and/or exporting.

uktradeinfo: Trade Statistics

Identify new trade opportunities using UK import and export data tailored to your requirements.

Tariff Stop Press Notices

Stop Press information relating to the UK Tariff.

International trade developments

Our plans for the future developments, including details of the Modernised Customs Code, Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs), Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) scheme, Export Control System (ECS), Import Control Systems (ICS) 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.


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

New Export System (NES)

Allowing exporters/agents to send mandatory export declarations electronically.

content tools

See the Import & Export FAQs if you have any queries.