Import license requirements
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Import license requirements for steel products


If you import products made from steel, including tubes, pipe fittings, nuts, bolts, screws, rivets, washers etc, from 31 May 2016 you may have to apply for an import licence.

There are exclusions to the licence requirement:

  1. your products have a net weight of less than 2500 kilograms (2.5 metric tonnes), or
  2. your products were made in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, or
  3. your products were imported into the UK or EU before 31 May 2016, or
  4. your products are not entered into free circulation but into a Customs relief scheme (e.g. customs warehousing, temporary import or Inward Processing – If the products are subsequently entered into free circulation a licence is required).

For a full list of products for which a licence may be required please E-Mail [email protected] or call +44 (0) 1788 521 321 to speak with one of the team. Alternatively please “Google” – Notice to Importers 2877, which provides all the relevant information.