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A Quick Guide to Importing and Exporting Organic Food in the UK

Understanding Imported Organic Products Imported organic products must meet either of the following criteria: Unprocessed agricultural or aquaculture products produced in the European Union Processed agricultural products for use as food or feed that have been processed in the EU with ingredients grown in the Union Processed agricultural products for use as food or feed [...]

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A Quick Guide to Importing a human medicine to the UK

Introduction You'll need to apply for one or more licences if you want to import a licenced medicine: Wholesale Licence (also known as a wholesale dealer licence or wholesaler distribution authorisation) Manufacturer Licence  Marketing Authorisation licence  Wholesale and manufacturing licences are issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA aims to [...]

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A quick guide to importing food and drink from the EU to Great Britain

Introduction This is a quick guide to importing food and drink from the EU to Great Britain The term "food and drink" refers to Products of Animal Origin (POAO) intended for human consumption. Meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, and gelatine are a few examples. Phased Import Controls for POAO.The United Kingdom is phasing in controls [...]

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Customs Additional Procedure Codes for Duty Relief (C-Series Codes)

Introduction This is a quick guide on Customs Additional Procedure Codes for claiming a duty Relief. The customs procedure codes identify the customs excise regimes from which goods are being entered and removed. The CPC is completed at export as well as import. The CPC is based on a two-digit community code that identifies a [...]

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UK and New Zealand Sign Comprehensive Trade Deal

The UK has negotiated a far-reaching trade deal with New Zealand that will remove trade restrictions on a vast range of UK goods and services and give new opportunities for British firms. The deal was signed by International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan and New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor. After achieving [...]

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Customs Clearing Agent (CCA) | CUSTOMS ACRONYMS & GLOSSARY

Introduction A clearing agent is simply an agent who is responsible for the business's customs clearance.   Each country has its own set of regulatory requirements for customs. However, many countries share one condition that the clearing agent or customs broker (as they are referred to in a few countries) must be accredited with the [...]

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Customs Comprehensive Guarantee (CCG) | CUSTOMS ACRONYMS & GLOSSARY

Introduction A customs guarantee is an agreement to pay for customs debt that has already occurred, referred to as actual debt, or that will occur as a result of certain customs special processes, referred to as potential debt.   When duty is not paid at the time of import or export, a customs guarantee is [...]

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A quick guide to Importing plants and plant products from the E.U. to Great Britain

Introduction The term 'plant' refers to a living plant or a living portion of a plant at any stage of development. This category encompasses trees and shrubs. 'Plant product' refers to raw or minimally processed plant products. This category contains wood and bamboo. This guide describes what you should do if your consignments are subject [...]

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