We would like to outline the requirements to facilitate a smooth export and/or import of your shipments in and out of Europe, in the instance that the UK departs the European Union (EU) on March 29th.
A point that is important to consider and which we would like to outline is the potential pressure on our clients, on freight forwarders and customs brokers should the UK leave the EU without a deal in place.
Goods currently flow relatively freely between the UK and the EU. If the UK leaves the EU, on 29th March 2019, there will be an additional level of complexity and administration.
Downloadable below are two booking forms (imports / exports), these indicate the data that we require, to perform export and import Custom entries on your behalf. Given the amount of potential extra work involved post 29th March, we are asking our clients to provide all this information when sending booking details, which we hope also provides some focus on what, you, our client, will have to prepare to satisfy UK and EU authorities, post a hard BREXIT.
As your forwarding agent, we also require the following information within the booking email:
An active EORI number (Economic Registration and Identification) is needed for customs clearance for all imports and exports. If you do not currently have an EORI you will need to apply now. It is free to apply and takes only a few minutes to complete the application here: www.gov.uk/eori
Transitional Simplified Procedure (TSP)
If you import goods from EU to the UK, you can register for Transitional Simplified Procedure (TSP).
Businesses can register for TSP if they:
Our advice – over prepare
Whilst we believe that the processes may be relaxed even following a hard BREXIT, we are recommending to our customers to follow these instructions to be overly prepared and to provide us with every piece of information to facilitate the processing of your shipments with the minimal of delay.