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Posted Tue, 19 Mar 2024 14:13:59 GMT by JuneBrown
Hi, I would like to order some over-the-counter medication from Belgium, for my own persoanl use, because I am allergic to excipients in the brands available in the UK. The online pharmacies no longer ship to the UK since Brexit, so I would need a friend in Belgium to buy it for me then send it to me by post. Is this allowed, and if so what would need to be declared on the customs form? Thank you
Posted Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:26:57 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

Anything posted or couriered to you from another country goes through customs to check it is not banned or restricted and you pay the right tax and duty on it. The parcel or courier company is responsible for taking goods through UK customs.

You can see more information here:

Tax and customs for goods sent from abroad

Commodity specific information is available on trade tariff UK, please see the link below for more information:

Trade Tariff: look up commodity codes, duty and VAT rates

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 23 Apr 2024 17:55:05 GMT by JuneBrown
Thank you, that's helpful.

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