Healthcare and medical
This guide provides an overview of the healthcare and medical sector, the key regulations you will need to comply with as an exporter or importer and selected sources of further help and support.
The guide outlines the sub-sectors of the healthcare and medical sector and looks at the strengths and key drivers of the industry. You'll find information on export licences and certificates and how to research an export country before trading. Importers can find out how to classify goods and what the tariffs, licences and intellectual property rights are. In addition to regulations governing exports and imports, the guide provides access to a database of domestic regulations.
You can find out more about other, related sectors in our section on service industries.
You can find commodity codes and other measures applying to imports and exports by accessing our free online UK Trade Tariff and see our detailed guides for help with classifying pharmaceutical products and classifying placebos and comparators.
Subjects covered in this guide
UK Trade & Investment Enquiry Line
020 7215 8000
HMRC Tariff Classification Service Enquiry Line
01702 366 077
British Healthcare Trades Association Enquiry Line
020 7702 2141
Association of British Healthcare Industries Enquiry Line
020 7960 4360
Gambica Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation & Laboratory Technology
020 7642 8080