Export Declarations General

1. The law 1.1 All goods exported from the UK to non-EU countries must be declared to customs In the UK all export declarations must be made electronically to the National Export System (NES). Electronic declarations can be made by the exporter or their appointed representative to Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF). In some circumstances […]

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National Exports System

3. The National Export System (NES) and the Export Control System (ECS) 3.1 NES NES is the UK’s national export system. Under NES all export entries are processed electronically through the CHIEF system. 3.2 Master Reference Number Under the UCC the Movement Reference Number is renamed as the Master Reference Number (MRN). All export declarations are issued with an MRN. This is a key reference generated […]

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Completing the Export Declaration

11. Export completion rules: SAD C88/ESS BOXES 11.1 Box 1: declaration Declaration types Screen name EDI data element C21, Full, SD and PSA Decln (1) DECLN-TYPE This box has 3 subdivisions but only the first 2 are to be used. For the first subdivision enter the type of declaration as follows: CO Export of goods in free circulation to a Special Territory […]

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Exports Procedures

4. Export procedures and types of declaration All export declarations should be submitted electronically to the CHIEF system. 4.1 Full export declaration The usual method of providing details of exports is by electronically completing a full export declaration into CHIEF. There are rules around the data requirements for the full declaration. Except in specific circumstances there’ll be no need to present pre-shipment supporting […]

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Supporting Documents Exports

18. Supporting documentation requirements For certain types of export there is a requirement to produce supporting documentation. There are specific rules for the handling and processing of these documents. 18.1 Electronic licences CHIEF has electronic links with the RPA and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to process export licences electronically. Details of the licences issue are supplied […]

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UK HMRC Customs Export Notes

Notice 275: Customs export procedures Updated 18 April 2018 Contents Foreword 1. Introduction 2. The NES 3. Legal roles and responsibilities 4. Export processes 5. Simplified Procedures 6. Indirect Export processes 7. Exports carried under a STC 8. Evidence to satisfy the VAT zero-rating rules through NES 9. What are prohibited and restricted goods? 10. […]

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Customs Clearance Inventory Exports

C21 Customs Clearance Request Completion Guide – Inventory Exports Published 23 October 2019 Contents General notes on reading data element completion rules Group 1: Message Information (including Procedure Codes) Group 2: References of messages, document, certificates and authorisations Group 3: Parties Group 4: Valuation information and taxes Group 5: Dates, times, periods, places, countries and […]

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Export Declaration Completion Guide

Export declaration completion guide – CDS volume 3 Published 23 October 2019 Contents General notes on reading data element completion rules Group 1: Message information (including Procedure Codes) Group 2: References of messages, document, certificates and authorisations Group 3: Parties Group 4: Valuation Information and Taxes Group 5: Dates, times, periods, places, countries and regions […]

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Exporting [UK]

Exporting and doing business abroad Contents Introduction Move goods within the EU Export outside the EU Export licences and special rules Introduction You can post goods abroad if your business gets small orders from overseas. For bigger orders, most businesses use a courier or freight forwarder. What you need to do depends on whether you’re […]

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National Export System [UK]

Guidance Use the National Export System to make an export declaration If you’re an exporter you must use the National Export System (NES) to declare your exports to countries outside the EU. Published 2 August 2012 Last updated 18 February 2019 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents About NES The ECS Freight […]

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Loading For Export [UK]

Guidance Loading goods for export from the UK How to submit arrival and departure messages at UK ports and airports. Published 1 August 2012 Last updated 5 April 2016 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction Actions points loaders should be aware of and complete Loader actions to be completed Avoiding Customs […]

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Supplementary Export Declarations [UK]

Guidance Supplementary Declarations for exports How to submit Supplementary Declarations electronically for goods exported outside the EU: the process for using the National Export System. Published 2 August 2012 Last updated 5 April 2016 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Supplementary Declarations for exports SDs for exports and the National Export System […]

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Notices Re Post-Brexit Export Regulations

Notices Made Under The Customs (Export) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 This document provides the notices that, with effect from the 22 February 2019, are made under The Customs (Export) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. These notices cover matters in regard to the application for simplified procedures, which can be used for export declarations, and these are […]

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