Declaring Reusable Packaging

Guidance Declaring reusable packaging for Great Britain imports and exports Reusable packaging requires an import or export declaration, but if you are claiming Returned Goods Relief or Temporary Admission you can make this declaration by conduct or orally. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 23 December 2020 Last updated 26 October 2021 — See all updates […]

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Using Harmonised System UK Guidance

Guidance Using the Harmonised System and product-specific rules for trade between the UK and EU Find out how to use the Harmonised System to classify your goods and what the product-specific rules are. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 6 October 2021 Contents The Harmonised System What the product-specific rules are and examples Types of […]

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Delayed Import Declarations CHIEF

Guidance Making a delayed supplementary import declaration using CHIEF Find out how and when to make a delayed supplementary declaration if you’re using simplified declarations to bring goods into Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) from the EU. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 24 June 2021 Last updated 2 July 2021 — See all updates […]

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Using Fast Parcel Courier

Guidance Using a fast parcel operator to import and export Check what customs charges apply when using a fast parcel operator to make import and export customs declarations. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 1 July 2021 Applies to England, Scotland and Wales Print this page Your responsibilities Fast parcels operators will often complete the […]

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Ongoing Customs 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Ongoing customs movements and procedures at the end of the transition period Find out what to do if you’re moving goods or have goods in customs procedures at the end of the transition period. Published 17 December 2020 From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Moving goods between the EU and Great Britain Moving goods […]

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UK Imports 2021

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Geting Help with Customs (UK Guidance)

Guidance Get someone to deal with customs for you How you can hire a person or business to deal with customs for you. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 12 January 2019 Last updated 27 April 2021 — See all updates Contents Getting help Before you get help Get someone to act directly Get someone to […]

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The Customs Tariff

The Customs Tariff The customs tariff of the European Union determines the basis upon which customs obligations arise. The tariff was formerly published in a multi-volume looseleaf form in several volumes reaching many thousand pages. Tariff is now available online and is updated on an ongoing basis by the European Union. It is also published […]

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Tariff and Goods Classification Issues I

Classification of goods for tariff purposes It is essential that importers, exporters and their representatives properly classify goods. The failure to do so can give rise to an unpaid customs debt. This may arise in the course of a later audit. As with tax audits generally, there is the possibility of interest and penalty together […]

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Tariff and Goods Classification Issues II

Interpreting the Customs Tariffs (TARIC) The tariff is interpreted as a legal instrument. The courts interpret the Code in a broadly similar manner to the interpretation of legal documents and legislation generally. The context and objective of regulations are given effect. The general approach of the courts emphasise the various explanatory notes and official opinions. […]

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UK Customs Administration

Administration HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) undertake the function of customs duty collection and administration in the UK on behalf of the EU.  HMRC also control prohibited and restricted goods, collect statistical information and play a significant part in the application of the Common Agricultural Policy. Customs controls generally take place at a port […]

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Authorised Economic Operators

Authorised Economic Operators The (EU) Community Customs Code provides for Authorised Economic Operators.  They are traders who are deemed low risk and compliant with customs obligations. As AEOs they may qualify for and may enjoy certain relaxations from standard customs controls. Persons may be approved as AEOs at all levels in the international supply chain.  […]

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Anti-Subsidy Measures

A Regulation sets out the European Union (EU) rules on the protection against subsidised imports from non-EU countries and the conditions for the application of countervailing measures. A subsidy is a financial contribution, such as a grant or loan, usually paid by the government of a non-EU country, which confers benefit to a business or industry […]

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Transit Outwards

UK Trade Tariff: community and common transit outwards Updated 31 October 2018 Contents 1.Introduction 2.The law 3.External and internal community transit: T1, T2, T2F 4.The New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) 5.Community transit at departure 6.Community transit at destination 7.Completion of declarations under the NCTS 8.Use of the SAD as a community transit declaration 9.Data checklist […]

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Bulk Dec Misc HMRC Notices

The Customs (Bulk Customs Declaration and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020   The following has force of law by virtue of Regulations 5(2)(c) and 5(2)(d) of the Customs (Bulk Customs Declaration and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020   The number of postal packets that may be declared by an authorised declarant using a single […]

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Customs Declaration Service [UK}

Customs Declaration Service This page brings together information about the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). Published 7 March 2014 Last updated 14 December 2018 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Guidance News Forms About CDS HMRC is replacing the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) with the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), […]

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Departmental Responsibility [UK]

Guidance UK Trade Tariff: department responsibility and supporting legislation Updated 28 April 2016 Contents 1.Basis of the UK Trade Tariff 2.Legal authority for the UK Trade Tariff 3.Notices 4.Government department’s responsibilities for tariff matters 1. Basis of the UK Trade Tariff The UK Trade Tariff is based on the EU’s Combined Nomenclature, which is based on the […]

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Single Administrative Documents [UK]

Guidance The Single Administrative Document for import and export The Single Administrative Document (form C88) details your goods and their movement around the world. Published 2 August 2012 Last updated 6 April 2017 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction The role of the SAD in international trade Using the SAD for […]

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Valuation

Guidance How to value your imports for customs duty and trade statistics Requirements of the import valuation system and methods for determining the value of goods produced outside the EU, for customs and VAT calculations. Published 24 September 2012 Last updated 13 June 2013 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction Declaring […]

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Fulfilment Houses [UK]

Guidance Apply for the Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme Find out if you need to register to store goods in the UK for sellers established outside the EU. Published 6 November 2017 Last updated 28 February 2019 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Who must apply When to apply What you’ll need […]

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Freight Forwarding

Guidance Freight forwarding: moving goods Freight forwarders oversee the worldwide movement of cargo, packing, documentation and customs clearance, on behalf of importers and exporters. Published 12 September 2012 From: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills Contents Overview of freight forwarding Customs and frontier controls International trade documentation for freight forwarders Packing goods for export and […]

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Freight Forwarder Issues [UK]

Guidance Freight forwarding: managing risk Understand how trading conditions and insurance can limit the financial risk for freight forwarders. Published 23 August 2012 Last updated 13 June 2013 — see all updates From: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills Contents Overview of freight forwarders’ responsibilities Trading conditions and limiting liability for freight forwarders Freight agents: avoiding […]

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CHIEF Customs System [UK]

Guidance Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight: the current system for processing trader declarations Use the CHIEF system to process declarations for goods entering and leaving the UK or EU through ports and airports, and complete customs information electronically. Published 2 August 2012 Last updated 7 March 2014 — see all updates From: HM Revenue […]

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Authorised Economic Operators {UK]

Guidance Authorised Economic Operator for imports and exports Find out about the benefits of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, who can be an AEO and how to apply. Published 21 September 2012 Last updated 7 June 2019 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents What Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is Who AEO […]

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National Clearance Hub [EU]

Guidance National Clearance Hub for goods entering, leaving or transiting the European Union How to get your goods cleared by the National Clearance Hub when moving third country goods into, out of, or through the EU. Published 2 August 2012 Last updated 5 June 2018 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction […]

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