Be prepared in advance and ensure you have the following in place:
- Your EORI Number
- A Customs representative, such as Benfleet Forwarding, to act on your behalf
- Duty Deferment Account arrangements in place (if duty is applicable to your goods)
- Prepare to pay or account for VAT on imported goods
- Know the commodity code(s) for your goods
- Understand the details needed on commercial invoices
Have the right paper work and details in place
A number of issues have been causing delays for goods moving from the UK into the EU throughout the industry, including an increase in documentation, customs clearance delays and vehicles being stopped and turned around due to incorrect and incomplete customs paperwork.
From our interaction with customers a main challenge is related to documentation – which is why it is extremely important that we receive the required documentation and information to move your goods at the time of booking.
We strongly recommend that you ensure you are fully prepare before wanting to import and/or export you good to help ensure you avoid unnecessary delays and extra costs.
Incomplete documentation will inevitably result in delays and possible extra charges – we are to help you through the process and avoid these unwanted situations.
It is very important that you send your Benfleet Forwarding representative the correct commercial shipment documentation at the time of your booking. It is also vital to ensure all the correct information is contained on a commercial invoice. For a definitive list of what needs to be included please use our Post Brexit Guidance page for details – Post Brexit Guidance Page
Wooden pallets/packaging compliance
The use of wooden pallets/packaging material must be compliant to ISPM15 heat treatment the UK Government (DEFRA) have confirmed that from the 1st January 2021, it will be a legal requirement for all wood packaging material moving in both directions between UK and the EU to be compliant with a treatment and mark as specified in the International Standard for Phytosanitary measures No 15 (ISPM15).
We are here to help!
If you are planning to import and/or export and are unsure on what you need to do to avoid these unnecessary delays and additional costs, please refer to our Post Brexit checklist which will help to ensure you are prepared for importing and exporting.
We will take great care of your freight from start to finish.
All post Brexit procedures and custom formalities including EX1 , T1 declarations will be handle by us – helping you to avoid delays and extra costs!
If you have cargo that needs moving and want to avoid customs delays and extra contact us today – firstname.lastname@example.org