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.
- European export customs clearance services : EFS customs brokerage dept
European export customs clearance services. Executive Freight Services Limited are pleased to offer you the following services, to facilitate the transport of your goods between the UK and EU. Export Customs Declarations. Transit Documents Port Pass including GVMS EU customs clearance As part of this service, we offer and include the following: Full documentation check of the shipper’s paperwork. Export EORI number verification. Export customs declaration submission available at all UK ports. Handling of special customs procedures, such as: Temporary exports and re-exports of goods under Inward Processing Outward Processing ATA Carnets CITES permits. SIEL / OIEL / OGEL export licences T1 Transit documents raised with UK Customs. Vehicle booking at your chosen Inland Border Facility (IBF) for the vehicle to collect the original T1 within a planned 6-hour time frame. ENS declarations for shipment to the Republic of Ireland. EXS declarations for vehicles leaving the UK, when required. Port pass services including GVMS 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. Do you need the transport to be arranged to? Why not ask us for a quote? Our network of UK and European carriers means we can offer you the vehicle you need, at the price you want. You can contact our European export customs clearance team as follows. Email: EUexports@executivefreightservices.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1252 531350
- 2021 Christmas opening hours & service schedules.
EFS will be open the following times over the Christmas break:- Day Date Company Hours Thursday 23/12/2021 Normal Working Hours Friday 24/12/2021 Close at 2pm Saturday 25/12/2021 CLOSED Sunday 26/12/2021 CLOSED Monday 27/12/2021 CLOSED Tuesday 28/12/2021 CLOSED Wednesday 29/12/2021 Normal Working Hours Thursday 30/12/2021 Normal Working Hours Friday 31/12/2021 Close at 2pm Saturday 01/01/2022 CLOSED Sunday 02/01/2022 CLOSED Monday 03/01/2021 CLOSED Tuesday 04/01/2021 Normal Working Hours Kindly note no out of hours coverage will be provided over this period. The last day for standard export air freight collections & airline deliveries is Friday 17th December.* For UK port timings please contact your customer service agent. Driver shortages persist for container deliveries, also many lines will still not allow restitution of empties at port of arrival Felixstowe and Gateway. For courier timings please see respective integrator website. European road groupage hauliers last collections for export deliveries the week of Christmas day (subject to recipient timings) are typically:- Near Europe (Benelux, Germany, France, Denmark) Wednesday 15th ; Eastern Europe (Finland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Baltics, Croatia etc) Thursday 9th. Due to the limitations imposed on us by our transit guarantor, Transit Documents (T1) will not be available after 1200 GMT on the 24th and 31st of December. All other business days will operate as normal, in accordance with our published opening hours above. *Covid capacity issues aside, we are in peak season, the cargo warehouses have manpower difficulties against high workload, the largest airfreight groupage trucker on the airport asks for a minimum of 48hours to RHD and screen cargo for onward delivery to airlines – please plan shipments accordingly, expect delays and probable waiting time surcharges at the airline bonds due to the long queues. Book AM collections where possible for a surcharge to ensure your cargo is collected on the specified day without issues as road conditions deteriorate. Between 29th December and 31st December, when open, EFS will have skeleton staff. Transport options will be extremely limited. Between 20th December and 4th January all airfreight export collections / import deliveries will be by special vehicle only, POA. To all EFS customers: Festive Greetings, thank you for your valued support in 2021 and wishing you a successful 2021! WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR – from The EFS leadership team
- 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.