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What is controlled?

The movement in and out of the UK, of certain types of items are subject to additional controls. These are known as controlled goods and include:

  • any items that require a licence
  • items subject to sanctions
  • goods subject to Excise Duty eg. alcohol and tobacco

Items requiring licences

Items subject to sanctions

The UK may impose sanctions that can prohibit the movement of certain items in, through or out of the UK and financial sanctions that may prevent the transfer of funds. These currently include:

  • Goods, technology or software that could be used for dual-use or military purpose or contribute towards weapons of mass destruction
  • Imports and exports of goods and technology with Russia, non-government controlled Ukrainian territory and Belarus
  • Russian financial sanctions