As we are all aware at the moment there is much uncertainty on our exit from the EU with the date and/or will it happen. At this stage we can advise that in the event of an exit from the EU with no deal by the United Kingdom the borders with the EU will close meaning that all goods coming into the United Kingdom will be subject to import customs clearances where import duties and VAT will be payable to permit the entry of goods into the United Kingdom of which is the same process of third country imports (USA, Far East, Africa etc….).
You will already have an EORI if you import and export internationally. If you are a UK based company and trade with the EU only but don’t have an EORI our advice is that you arrange one asap in order to be able to continue shipping to/from the EU.
International container ports handling trade with 3rd countries we don’t forsee many issues other than those already in existence (congestion, weather strikes, etc hampering timings).
We anticipate the ferry ports of Dover, Harwich and Immingham will see disruption in the short term at the very least as the main gateway’s/border points for EU movements. Mechanisms to streamline collection of import duty and VAT with a view to lowering precessing times and avoid delays through the ferry ports for import arrivals are being mentioned by HMRC (eg. see Transitional Simplified Procedures).
In the event of a no deal exit from the EU the UK government has proposed an amendment to the current UK customs tariff schedule, of which has not yet been published or divulged to any traders, that would promote the import of merchandise into the United Kingdom with lower rates of duties payable but VAT remaining at the standard rate of 20%. We are also led to believe that in the event of no deal scenario at the end of March, all items into the UK will be duty free for an unspecified period of time except foodstuffs, food produce and automobiles.
All goods arriving into the United Kingdom will need to be customs cleared at the point of arrival into the United Kingdom (ie. Heathrow, Gatwick, Dover, Folkestone etc….) if inspections of goods will be required by any border force official this will be actioned at the place of arrival into the United Kingdom.
Please ensure you have in place both your VAT Number and Your EORI Number, if you need help arranging clearances we are happy to support.
- EFS exports landing gear for a C-130 Hercules
EFS has recently shipped a C130 Hercules nose landing gear under tight time constraints to Montreal airport. Due to the height of the packed cargo it required a freighter aircraft solution as well as additional screening being too big to fit a conventional xray machine. The customs entry required compliance to an export licence.
- European export customs clearance services : EFS customs brokerage dept
from the EFS customs brokerage dept formed in December 2020 European export customs clearance services. Executive Freight Services Limited can offer you the following services in support of your exports from the United Kingdom to Europe. · Full documentation check of shipper’s paperwork. · Export EORI number verification. · Export customs declaration submission at all UK ports. · Handling of special customs procedures, such as: o Temporary exports o Re-exports of goods under Inward Processing o Outward Processing o ATA Carnets o CITES permits. o SIEL / OIEL / OGEL export licences · T1 Transit documents raised with UK Customs. · T1 Transit documents for groupage loads. · Vehicle booking at your chosen Inland Border Facility (IBF) for the vehicle to collect the original T1 within a planned 6-hour time frame. · Northern Ireland declarations. We can also provide you with European import customs clearance through our network of hand-picked partners in each European country, should the importer not have an already appointed broker. You can contact our European export customs clearance team as follows. Email: EUexports@executivefreightservices.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1252 531350
- EFS customs brokerage dept issues over 100 T1’s (TADS) in January 2021 wks 2,3,4
In house customs brokerage dept for EFS raised over 100 T1’s (transit guarantees) and EAD’s (export entries) in weeks 2 to 4 of January 2021 for EU exports. EFS has facilities at all major UK ro-ro ports as well as an EU network of customs offices to discharge T1s and provide clearance solutions. Keeping UK exports moving. Of course EFS can also discharge T1’s for inbound imports through Dover and customs clear shipments.