Appointing an Intermediary

Promotional material Things to consider when you appoint a customs intermediary Updated 14 July 2021 Contents Your business requirements How many declarations you need to make Licensing, special handling and other controls Timing – goods that need to arrive quickly Training and support What you need from an intermediary Information sharing Northern Ireland Print this […]

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Clearance to Leave

Guidance Get clearance to leave a UK port for commercial vessels If you’re the ship’s master (or their agent) of a commercial vessel, you will need to get clearance to leave a UK port. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 22 December 2020 Last updated 25 November 2021 — See all updates Contents Get clearance to […]

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Connect to CHIEF

Guidance Apply to access Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (C1800) If you need to use the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system to make an import or export declarations you’ll need to tell HMRC your full contact details so they can be linked to your CHIEF badge. From: HM Revenue […]

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Special Procedures Regulations

The Customs (Special Procedures and Outward Processing) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018   The following text has the force of law by virtue of Regulation 3(2)(c)(ii) of the Customs (Special Procedures and Outward Processing) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 The industrial, service or commercial activity specified for the purposes of regulation 3(2)(c)(ii) of the Customs (Special Procedures […]

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Declarations Regulations

The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018   The following text has the force of law by virtue of Paragraphs 4(a) and (b) of Schedule 1 to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018    For electronic declarations into the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) specific data requirements and completion guidance relating to individual procedures are set out in […]

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Safety and Security Declarations

From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 21 September 2021 Last updated 29 October 2021 — See all updates Documents Safety and security requirements on imports and exports HTML Details Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) is now no longer part of a safety and security zone with the EU. This guide sets out how to meet […]

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Register for GVMS

Guidance Register for the goods vehicle movement service English Bulgarian Čeština Cymraeg Deutsch Español français Hrvatski Magyar Lietuvių Polski Română If you’re a haulier and move goods through a port in the UK that uses the goods vehicle movement service you’ll need to register for the service to get your goods through customs. From: HM […]

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Map of Freeports

Map Maps of UK Freeports These maps show Freeport locations in the UK, their outer boundaries and the Freeport tax sites within them. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 27 October 2021 Applies to England Documents Freeport East PDF, 31.6 MB, 1 page Humber Freeport PDF, 9.45 MB, 1 page Teesside Freeport PDF, 2.94 MB, 1 page Thames Freeport PDF, 10.7 MB, 1 […]

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Get a Goods Movement Reference

Guidance Get a goods movement reference English Cymraeg Use this service to get a reference after registering with the Goods Vehicle Movement Service. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 23 December 2020 Last updated 26 October 2021 — See all updates Contents What you’ll need Get a goods movement reference What happens next Print this page […]

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Determining Origin

Guidance General rules to determine the origin of your products for trade between the UK and EU Use these general provisions to help you determine the origin of your products. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 6 October 2021 Contents General provisions Key general provisions for EU trade Print this page General provisions These general […]

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Claiming Origin under TCA

Guidance Introduction to rules of origin and claiming duties when trading between the UK and EU Rules for moving goods between the UK and EU under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 6 October 2021 Contents UK-EU trading relationship Rules of origin under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement Easements for […]

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Customs Records Retention

The Customs (Records) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019   The following paragraphs have force of law by virtue of regulation 3(2) of the Customs (Records) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019   The following paragraphs set out for the purposes of regulation 3(2) of the Customs (Records) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: the records a person who is subject to […]

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Ports using GVMS

Guidance List of ports using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service Find out which locations are using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 11 December 2020 Last updated 15 December 2021 — See all updates Contents Locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls in Northern Ireland Locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls for movements into […]

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Movements through Holyhead

Guidance Moving goods through the Port of Holyhead English Cymraeg The Port of Holyhead will process Office of Transit and CITES checks, so you’ll need to go to Holyhead Interim Inland border Facility Service when moving goods with an ATA Carnet, Office of Departure or Office of Destination. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 19 […]

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Border Innovation UK

Guidance overview:Technology and Innovation Roadmap The below roadmap has been taken from Governments 2025 UK Border Strategy, which set out how we will transform the UK Border to make it the most effective in the world. A key element to transforming the border will be working with industry and driving forward innovation. This roadmap sets […]

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HMRC Systems APIs

Guidance overview:API’s This page links to Governments border related Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) which allow industry to integrate their technology with Government systems. This page will be continuously updated as APIs change and new APIs are released. The below links will take you to the relevant guidance for each API and where available the developer […]

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Appointing Customs Intermediary

Promotional material Things to consider when you appoint a customs intermediary Updated 14 July 2021 Contents Your business requirements How many declarations you need to make Licensing, special handling and other controls Timing – goods that need to arrive quickly Training and support What you need from an intermediary Information sharing Northern Ireland Print this […]

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Using GVMS

Guidance Check how to move goods through ports that use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service If you’re a trader, haulier or carrier and use a UK port using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service, find out what you need to do to get goods through customs. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 8 December 2020 Last […]

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Delaying Declarations

Guidance Delaying declarations for goods brought into Great Britain Check if you can delay sending HMRC full information about your goods by up to 175 days and the actions you need to take before the deadline. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 10 July 2020 Last updated 17 December 2021 — See all updates Applies to […]

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Revised Kent Traffic Control

Guidance Kent traffic management on M20 motorway to Dover and Eurotunnel Measures to manage traffic flow on Kent’s road network in the event of severe disruption to services across the English Channel. From: Department for Transport and Highways England Published 30 January 2020 Last updated 20 April 2021 — See all updates Contents Operation Stack Operation Brock Driver […]

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Get Goods Movement Reference UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Get a goods movement reference Use this service to get a reference after registering with the Goods Vehicle Movement Service. Published 23 December 2020 Last updated 8 January 2021 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents What you’ll need Get a goods movement reference What happens next Print this page Use this […]

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UK Global Tariff 2021

This is the proposed UK global tariff to apply from 2021. It sets out the rates that would apply to imports from the EU to GB in the event of a no deal exit on 31st December 2020. It is also available online here – https://www.gov.uk/check-tariffs-1-january-2021

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General Info on Preparation for Traders

Get your business ready to move goods to the EU or Common Transit countries Find out what you need to do to prepare your business to move goods using Union and Common Transit. Published 12 August 2019 Last updated 30 June 2020 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents If you want someone […]

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UK 2021 Transitional Proposals

Government accelerates border planning for the end of the Transition Period Border controls for EU goods imported into Great Britain will be introduced at the end of Transition Period in stages to give businesses affected by coronavirus more time to prepare. Published 12 June 2020 From: Cabinet Office New GB border arrangements confirmed for next […]

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New Customs and Trade Acts

New UK Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act The core EU customs code is based on EU wide directly applicable regulations. The EU has exclusive competence in relation to customs. The UK Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act provides legislation to replace the EU customs legislation and framework. It is intended to be put in force on Brexit Day. […]

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Customs Administration (Post-Brexit)

AEO and Trusted Traders Businesses and persons may appoint and use a customs agent to act on his behalf. A direct agent acts in the name of the importer. An indirect agent acts in his own name. The appointment of an agent must be notified to HMRC in accordance with HMRC regulations. There is provision […]

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