Excise Duty 150 150 Editor

Excise Duty

Excise Duty is a tax on certain goods such as alcohol and tobacco.

Customs Duty 150 150 Editor

Customs Duty

Customs Duty is a tax charged on importation of goods into the UK from outside Europe. It is charged as a percentage of the total value of the goods.

To work out the percentage, each type of product is given a Commodity Code. This tells you what the Customs Duty rate percentage is for that particular product. There are around 14,000 different classifications with the duty rate percentage for generally varying between Free and 12%.

Commodity Code 150 150 Editor

Commodity Code

The commodity code classifies goods for import and export so that you pay the right tax and duty. You must have a commodity code for all goods you want to import which is declared as part of the customs declaration to HMRC.

To help you find your Commodity Code go you can go to the UK link or you can visit the HMRC website on – this site will help you find your duty rate into the UK.

We will help and guide you as much as we can, but the responsibility is yours to find the correct Commodity Code for your product.

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EORI 150 150 Editor


The EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) scheme is an European scheme introduced to improve security.

It requires all businesses importing to Europe to have a unique number which is then used by customs officials to track goods as they enter and move around Europe, including the UK.

HMRC 150 150 Editor


HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is the department of the UK government which deals with imports and exports.

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VAT 150 150 Editor


VAT (Value Added Tax) is a form of consumption tax, meaning that it is only a cost to the end consumer.
In the UK the standard rate is currently 20%.