Guide

International trade regulations in the paper and printing sector

Export regulations in the paper and printing industries

Regulations, charges or restrictions may apply to paper and printing exports as they leave the UK and when they arrive at their destination country. It is important that you research both sides of the transaction.

Read more about exporting your goods from the EU to a third country and dispatching your goods within the EU.

First, you need to classify your goods. Use of standardised classification codes makes it easier to check if any restrictions or charges apply. You can use the UK Trade Tariff to classify your goods. Read more about the classification of goods.

Remember that in general it is simpler to trade with other European Union (EU) countries than with countries outside the EU. This is because the goods are in free circulation. The EU is a single market and the UK is in a Customs Union, so you can trade with other EU countries without restriction (although some local charges may still apply).