Temporary admission of certain goods for possible sale


You can use the temporary admission procedure to temporarily import the following from outside the European Union (EU)

  • goods, other than newly manufactured goods, which are imported with a view to their sale by auction
  • works of art, collectors’ items, and antiques imported for exhibition and possible sale
  • consignments on approval, which means goods that a consignor wishes to sell, and which the consignee may decide to purchase after inspection.


If you use this procedure, you will have to provide security or pay your duty on deposit. You can reclaim this if you re-export your goods.

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