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Relief conditions

The University can import goods for testing to find out their composition, quality or other characteristics for information, or for industrial or commercial research, free from duty, excise duty and VAT.

How to obtain relief

See HMRC Notice 374 (Importing goods for test free of duty and VAT) for more details and how to apply.


Please see our CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Assistance pages for help with areas of Finance during the current situation.

UFS issued communications and the University website also contain information on this topic

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