Step by step process to import to United Kingdom

How to  import to UK?


How to import to UK? What are the import procedures in UK to move goods?  Explain about import registration process, cargo movement to UK from overseas countries, Import delivery process in UK etc.


This post explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with UK government authority for importation to UK.


The Department for International Trade (DIT) is a United Kingdom government division in charge of striking and expanding trade agreements between the United Kingdom and non EU states. EU operates an internal (or single) market which allows free movement of goods, capital, services and people between member states.

All importers and exporters need to register for an EORI number. Since UK falls under EU countries, a common trade policy is adopted to import most of the products. A separate rules and regulations are applied to specific products when importing and exporting in the European Union called Integrated Tariff of the European Communities (TARIC code).  


Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HM Revenue and Customs or HMRC) is the customs regulatory authority in UK. The Single Administrative Document (SAD) has been intended to cover all developments of merchandise, i.e. exportation, travel and importation. The buyer has to send a declaration to HMRC when you import goods into the UK from outside the EU. This is usually done using the Single Administrative Document (SAD), also known as form C88.

SADs can be submitted either electronically utilising the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) framework, or manually.


For the most part in all nations there are three phases of process for import. One time enrolment method to acquire import permit, documentation required for importation and Import customs clearance procedures. Point by point data on these three phases of imports has been specified independently in this site. You may click underneath those data connects to find out about well ordered techniques on the most proficient method to import:


License required for Import

Import documents required

Import Customs Process


This post explains about different phases in import process that every importer needs to go through in UK.



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steve: I’m looking to export containers of used scooter from India to the UK to my bike shop. My wife is an Indian citizen and I’m English. We are setting up our company and export licences etc.. but I have some issues I can’t seem to find the answers to. MY first issue is, I don’t know how to get the paperwork of the scooters stamped for export for them to legally leave the country and have the correct paperwork I would need for clearance in the UK. 2. Some scooters are out of state (I’m in Punjab) for example if I buy a scooter from Kerela how would I get the paperwork in order to bring it to the Punjab and then get it stamped for export without trying to do it in the State it’s from.

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