Are there any restrictions to sell to Iraq?

Question

I have the opportunity to export car engine oil and other lubricants from the UK to the Middle East. I already have a Customer who would like to buy through me. I would source from UK suppliers. I have a UK registered company but so far, I have only acted as a consultant so not actual bought & sold any goods.

Also, the first opportunity is to sell to Iraq; are there any restrictions ?

Answer

Hi Yasser,

Thanks for your question. Typically we get answers to questions within a few days so I hope you find the advice you’re looking for.

Best wishes,

Will

Answer

Dear Yasser

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be viewed on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk by typing ‘Notice 275’ in the search box and selecting the following links from the search results: > Notice 275 “Customs export procedures” a guide to UK export procedures using the National Export System.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found by using the following link https://www.gov.uk/exporting-goods-from-the-eu-to-a-third-country-outside-the-eu

I would advise that you refer to the updates on the GOV.UK website regarding exporting to Iraq.

I would also suggest that you contact the Customs Authorities in the importing countries to ascertain if there are any import restrictions on such items.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

Answer

Dear Yasser

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be viewed on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk by typing ‘Notice 275’ in the search box and selecting the following links from the search results: > Notice 275 “Customs export procedures” a guide to UK export procedures using the National Export System.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found by using the following link https://www.gov.uk/exporting-goods-from-the-eu-to-a-third-country-outside-the-eu

I would advise that you refer to the updates on the GOV.UK website regarding exporting to Iraq.

I would also suggest that you contact the Customs Authorities in the importing countries to ascertain if there are any import restrictions on such items.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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