MAKE SURE YOUR COMPANY IS READY TO TRADE WITH EUROPE POST-BREXIT
Preparing to export goods from the U.K to the European Customs Union once the Withdrawal Agreement ends on 31st December 2020 can be confusing, however we can simplify the process into easy manageable steps, without the need to register for additional services.
Continuing to smoothly trade with Europe post-Brexit can be achieved by following our steps below:
1) Apply for an EORI number
All companies who plan to export to Europe will need an EORI number. The application process usually takes a few minutes and can be completed online. Your EORI number should start with GB. Apply for an EORI number here:
2) Research the export tariff codes of your goods
The trade tariff number, also known as commodity code, which is used to categorise your goods, will now need to be provided for shipments to Europe and will need to be declared on your Customs Declarations. You can check the tariff codes here:
3) Check if you meet the criteria for zero VAT rates
Some goods which are due to be exported from the U.K will be eligible for zero rated VAT, subject to criteria being met. You can find out further information here (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-on-goods-exported-from-the-uk-notice-703#content)
4) Research potential licensing or special conditions on goods
There are various potential licensing and restrictions which may apply to shipments to Europe post-Brexit, depending on the nature of the goods being shipped. Some examples of goods which will require additional licensing or conditions are:
• Controlled goods
• Dual-use goods
• Animals or plants
Other types of goods may also require additional controls, and it is advised that thorough research is undertaken to ensure compliance with licensing and additional requirement rules.
5) Let us take care of your Customs Declarations – no additional logins or expertise required.
Our fully trained specialists can produce Customs Declarations on your behalf and email the fully approved paperwork once Customs approval has been received.
WHY USE OUR CUSTOMS DECLARATION SERVICE
Our experienced staff can prepare, check and submit Customs Declarations on your behalf
We are completely up to date with current Customs Declaration regulations
We’ll handle any minor queries from Customs on your behalf
Competitive pay-as-you-go service
Simple, straightforward procedure
No need for in-house resources being tied up in the processing of Customs Declarations
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