Importing animal furs, skins and fish

Animal fur goods that are exempt from UK import controls

Categories of goods excluded from the controls include:

  • finished goods for personal and private use only
  • finished goods covered by a procedure for temporary admission and not for sale in the European Union (EU) but intended for re-export
  • pelts and goods manufactured in the EU and being reintroduced into the EU following a processing procedure - proof must be given that they were processed from pelts or goods previously exported from the EU

Controlled animal furs may be allowed to transit through the UK without import controls, provided they are destined for another country.