Export licence

An export licence is a document issued by the UK government which allows businesses to export certain goods to certain destinations. Businesses need to have a licence or certificate if they want to export the following types of goods from the UK: 

  • Animals, plants, food, and agricultural products
  • Chemicals and waste
  • Controlled goods
  • Diamonds
  • Sanctioned goods

If you are wondering whether you need an export licence, refer to the following Guidance.