However you transact with us today, the objective is to get the necessary documentation and information onto our system, which will then be passed on to the correct authorities for you.
A full step by step walkthrough of this process is below.
If you are moving goods into or out of the UK, you will need a UK EORI number – if you do not already have one, you can apply here. If your business is also responsible for completing the import declaration when the goods are imported into the EU, you will also need an EU EORI number which you can obtain from the customs authority in the EU country where you submit your first customs declaration. You only need to register once for each.
Determine whether you will submit import and/or export declarations to each customs authority yourself or whether you will use a forwarder or customs agent for this. You must decide with your supply-chain partners as to who is responsible for the relevant declaration documentation.
Make your initial booking in the same way you always have. Depending on the type of goods you may need to submit additional information about your booking, consignment and goods.
Please pre-lodge an export declaration with French Customs and an import declaration for Transit movements only with HMRC, as well as the necessary safety and security declarations.
If you are transporting an empty unit, then for the French export, this can be declared at check-in, there is no requirement for a formal declaration into French Customs systems to be made. For multiple consignments please create an envelope of declarations, or ‘enveloppe logistique’, here.
If you are importing standard goods into the UK, you will have six months to complete import declarations. Imports of controlled goods will have to be declared immediately.
If your vehicle contains high-risk animal or plant products, you should ensure that the driver has the necessary health certificate(s). From 1 Оctober 2021, any animal or plant products must have the necessary health certificate(s).