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      Licenses for Export of Puzzles and Games UK - Documents Required when Exporting Toys

      I am planning on exporting puzzles out of the UK in a few months and am verifying there are no licences or documents I need to be able to do this. I have never exported toys out of the UK before.
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      You should know that there has been an important regulation change when it comes to exporting and importing toys. If you are exporting anywhere into the EU, you must keep track of what each product is made of. Avoiding harmful chemicals and materials present in toys, including puzzles, is now a must when exporting.

      1. Keep records on each item you export and keep these records for ten years.

      2. Make these records available for inspection at any time from authorities.

      3. You must have a Bill of Materials in your Technical File that states what each material you exported is composed of.

      You can learn more about this regulation by reading the New Toy Safety Directive, otherwise known as EN71.
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      I export a lot to different countries inside and outside the UK. In my experience, you only really need an export licence when the potential use of the item is dangerous.

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      Generally speaking, you will need to get an export licence if you are exporting firearms, military goods, technology, medicine and chemicals. Licences are also required for items you might not think are harmful: animals, artwork, plants, etc.

      According to the government, you will not need a licence to export puzzles since it falls under the category of toys. To make sure, though, read the Guidelines for Exporting Toys created by the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries.

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      You should have no problem finding lots of resources about exporting. As far as I know, you will only need to fill out the usual paperwork for exports when exporting toys.

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      Read every forum topic related to exporting and you will soon find out from other people’s experiences what documentation you will need when exporting certain products. I also always look at the HMRC website because it usually has useful information. I usually start at the Import and Export homepage.

      The Business Link will connect you to international regulations and import/export tools that are helpful. Also available is a START packet with pertinent information for beginners in exporting.

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