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We know moving your goods to and from the EU can often be a challenge. It’s the added cost, the extra paperwork, and the uncertainty about where your goods are in the customs process at any given time. We get it. That’s why we built CustomsClear.
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Before you submit import and export declarations, there are a few things you should know. That’s why we’ve put together the CustomsClear declaration checklist of basics to help you get started.
CustomsClear is for UK businesses looking for a simpler, alternative way to create import and export declarations to trade with EU businesses*
CustomsClear is for you if you're:
Importing or exporting goods between businesses in the EU using standard (full) declarations
Moving your goods via road transport through RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) ports operating the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS)
Importing your goods through ports using the pre-lodgement model, meaning that goods arriving need to have a submitted customs declaration in advance of boarding on the EU side.
Intending to release your goods to free circulation
These FAQs give a general summary of the key considerations for businesses trading with the EU. They are not specific to any one type of goods or business scenario and this information is no substitute for professional advice.
An import declaration contains details about the goods being imported, including the goods description, commodity code, weight and customs value, and is used by the customs authorities to control imports and calculate the amount of VAT and/or duty applicable on the consignment.
A pre-lodged import declaration will be automatically cancelled after 30 days from submission if the goods have not ‘arrived’.
Customs declaration forms can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/forms-for-import-and-export. You can also simplify the process by self-submitting your own customs declarations directly to HMRC using software such as CustomsClear. Register here for CustomsClear: https://customsclear.deloitte.com/register/contact/
An import declaration should be submitted to HMRC for goods imported into the UK. The information declared in the import declaration is the responsibility of the importer.
An import declaration will typically be populated using data from, and will be accompanied by, a commercial or pro-forma invoice, a packing list and a transport document. Additional documents, such as certificates or licences, may be required depending on the nature of the goods.
This publication has been written in general terms and we recommend that you obtain professional advice before acting or refraining from action on any of the contents of this publication. Deloitte LLP accepts no liability for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of any material in this publication.
Once you’re signed up and onboarded to CustomsClear, your 30 days of free access starts.
During that time, you can submit unlimited declarations and access to the CustomClear support team.
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