Export licences and certificates
From 1 January 2021 you will need to get a licence or certificate to export some types of goods from the UK.
Animals, plants, food and agricultural products
- live animals, semen and embryos under the Balai Directive
- fish for human consumption
- endangered plant and animal species, and products made from them
- wood packaging
Chemicals and waste
- controlled goods – these include military items, dual-use items (items with both civil and military uses), firearms, and items that can be used for torture or capital punishment
There are different types of sanctions for trade, transport, finance and immigration.
You may also not be allowed to export your goods to someone who is subject to financial sanctions.
First published 16 July 2020