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Taking commercial goods out of Great Britain in your baggage

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Check what you need to do when exporting commercial goods out of Great Britain in your accompanied baggage or small vehicle.

Commercial goods also known as Merchandise in Baggage are goods (to sell or use in your business) where:

  • a commercial transport operator does not carry them for you or you do not pay them to carry them for you
  • you’ve travelled from Great Britain carrying goods either:
    • in your baggage
    • in a small vehicle that can carry up to no more than 9 people and weighing less than 3.5 tonnes

From 1 July 2021, you will need to submit a safety and security declaration to HMRC, if you are carrying your goods in a goods vehicle, such as a van, and the goods are either:

  • over a value of £1500
  • subject to excise duty or a restriction on import or export

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