On 24 December 2020, the EU and the UK signed an agreement which has been provisionally applicable since 1 January 2021.
Please note that even under the terms of this free trade agreement, goods must be customs cleared.
We urgently recommend you to discuss the following points with your UK recipients:
The importer defined by Incoterm is responsible for customs clearance.
As soon as we provide you with the information on the customs process, it must be forwarded to the importer and/or the agent.
Import customs clearance must be carried out immediately.
For example, only vehicles that are cleared before arrival are allowed into the terminal for the Port of Immingham.
UK IMPORT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
Although a trade agreement between the EU and the UK was eventually concluded, please note that customs formalities are still mandatory.
To ensure that your consignments are processed as quickly as possible, it is imperative that the relevant importer contact an agent directly in order to carry out the import customs clearance.
We can recommend an agent or set up a direct contact if you wish.
Please also note that the following documents must be presented:
The following data must be included on your commercial invoice:
Full name of the company including EORI number of the shipper/supplier
Full name of the company including EORI number of the buyer/recipient
Customs tariff number (HS Code) and unique commercial description
Value of goods per individual customs tariff number (HS code)
Total gross and net weight
Number of units (pallets/boxes/articles)
The following data must be included on your packing list:
Customs tariff number (HS code)
Detailed product description
Number of pallets/load carriers
Number of packages/boxes etc.
Gross and net weight
Type of packaging and packaging code
Country of origin of the goods
EXPORT ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENT
The following additional data must be included in your export accompanying document:
As already intimated, we can take care of the export accompanying documents for you. You must however supply us with the commercial invoice and delivery slip/packing list.
We will be happy to deal with any further queries you may have.
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