Transport Documents

Transport document completion How Standard Shipping Notes, Dangerous Goods Notes and Export Cargo Shipping Instructions work, and where you can get them from. Published 16 October 2012 From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction Dangerous Goods Note Standard Shipping Note Export Cargo Shipping Instruction Further information Introduction Transport documentation is necessary for providing instructions about […]

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Road Haulage Basics [UK]

Guidance International road haulage: the essentials Security, environmental and legal regulations for road transport businesses involved in cross-border transport Published 3 September 2012 From: Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain, and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Contents The vehicle and driver documentation you’ll need when driving abroad Vehicle weight limits when […]

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Transhipment Licences [UK]

Guidance Transhipment licences Transhipment licences allow controlled goods to pass through the UK on the way to other destinations: find out when you need one and how to use it. Published 3 September 2012 From: Department for International Trade and Export Control Joint Unit Contents Overview How to use an OGTL Restrictions, exceptions and enforcement Further information […]

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Moving Goods by Road [UK]

Guidance Moving goods by road How to move goods by road including the type of vehicles used, key documents, insurance and licensing. Published 19 September 2012 Last updated 5 April 2016 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents The different road haulage vehicles The CMR note: the key road transport document Other documentation […]

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Haulage Licences [UK]

Guidance International road haulage: operator licences and permits The licences and permits you need to operate gross vehicle weight vehicles above 3.5 tonnes on international journeys from the UK. Published 4 September 2012 Last updated 11 April 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Transport, Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain, and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Contents […]

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Driving Dangerous Goods [UK]

Guidance Driving dangerous goods and special loads abroad International regulations and required documentation for hauliers transporting dangerous or hazardous goods by road or by vehicles on ships. Published 10 September 2012 Last updated 25 January 2017 — see all updates From: Department for Transport, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Contents The European Agreement […]

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Driver Documents [UK]

Guidance International road haulage: driver documents Documents you need to carry if you’re the driver or a passenger in a lorry or other heavy goods vehicle (HGV) that crosses international borders. Published 3 September 2012 From: Department for Transport, HM Revenue & Customs, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, and HM Passport Office Contents Documents […]

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Driver CPC Licence [UK]

Guidance Check if you need Driver CPC to drive a lorry, bus or coach Find out if you need the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach, or if you could be exempt. Published 7 May 2013 Last updated 28 June 2016 — see all updates From: Driver and Vehicle […]

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Customs Procedure Road Transport [UK]

Guidance Customs procedures when transporting goods by road Processes and customs documentation that apply when you transport goods across borders by road. Published 20 September 2012 Last updated 5 April 2016 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Customs transit options when moving goods across the EU Taking road vehicles temporarily into or […]

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Perishable Food by Road [UK]

Guidance Carry perishable foodstuffs abroad in road vehicles (ATP) Vehicles carrying perishable foodstuffs abroad must follow ATP rules. Published 7 February 2013 From: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Applies to: England, Scotland, and Wales Carrying perishable foodstuffs in road vehicles If you carry perishable foodstuffs abroad in an insulated refrigerated vehicle or container, many countries […]

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Letter of Credit

Guidance Letters of credit for importers and exporters Letters of credit and how they can be used to reduce risk in international trade. Published 1 August 2012 From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction What is a letter of credit? When to use a letter of credit Types of letter of credit Uniform customs and […]

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Trade Paperwork

Guidance International trade paperwork Contracts, licences, declarations and documents needed to import and export goods and services. Published 1 August 2012 Last updated 6 April 2017 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction Key documentation for international trade International trade contracts and Incoterms Import documentation Export documentation International transport documentation International trade […]

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Vehicle Documents [UK]

Guidance International road haulage: vehicle documents Vehicle documents drivers need to legally cross international borders in a UK-registered vehicle. Published 7 September 2012 Last updated 15 April 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain, and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Contents Vehicle registration documents Vehicle insurance documents […]

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INCOTERMS

International Sale of Goods It is essential that there is a clear written contract between buyer and seller, specifying what has to be delivered and the terms of sale.  Supply contracts should set out where the goods are to be delivered.  It should specify who is responsible for every stage of the journey, including custom […]

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C INCOTERMS

Cost and Freight Cost Insurance Freight Under Cost and Freight (CFR) and Cost Insurance Freight (CIF), the seller is responsible for arranging and paying for the main carriage. The risk of damage and loss rests with the buyer. CFR and CIF are used in relation to transport by sea or inland waterways. Under Cost and […]

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F INCOTERMS

Free Terms The terms Free Carrier (FC or FCA), Free Alongside Ship (FAS) and Free on Board (FOB) provide that the seller is responsible for arranging for and delivering the goods to a carrier.  FOB and FAS refer to sea or inland waterway transport. Under FAS the seller must complete all export documentation and is […]

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