Brexit Resources

Brexit overview

So it’s happened. We have finally left the EU, and with a Free Trade Deal. But, as we have repeatedly said, deal or no deal, customs processes are required. Whether or not companies were able to make preparations in advance, much of the legislation was only communicated at the last minute. Aside of the processes […]

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Brexit Blues

Well I don’t know about you, but since January 2021 it has been one heck of a challenge. New rules, hardly had the right league time, and whilst the industry has been told ‘what to do’ (well, the basics anyway), the rest, and how, even now, still elude the majority of us. It’s now mid-February. […]

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Direct representation

When you appoint a Customs Intermediary, you must provide a formal written authorisation, empowering them to act as a ‘direct’ or ‘indirect’ representative. Direct’ or ‘Indirect’ is explained briefly on the HMRC website here. From 1st January 2021, the main law governing Customs activities changes from being EU Directive 953/2013 to the Taxation (Cross Border […]

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Export customs process

Assuming that you have decided to use Ital Logistics as your Customs Intermediary, having completed a ‘Direct Representation’ letter, below is the expected procedure for a simple permanent export to the EU. On receipt of your booking, in addition to when and where to collect the goods from, we would receive the customs information required […]

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Import customs process

There are four primary options when it comes to how to handle the customs process for imports from the EU. These are: Deferred Declarations, standard import procedure (full declaration), Simplified Declaration procedure, and Transit. We suggest that you use the standard import procedure. Deferred and Simplified procedures quite simply attract greater administration, and whilst it […]

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What’s it going to cost?

A very good question indeed, and a question which was raised more frequently as we approach the end of 2020. Customs formalities are time-consuming, and differ depending on the complexity of each case. It is not just a case of submitting a customs entry. Different commodities, different geography – each has its own particulars which […]

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Rules of Origin

According to the Rules of origin, there must be a statement on commercial documentation stating the origin as per the below. It can be in a separate document but must be passed across with the commercial documents. For the fuller version – see pages 478-483 of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). There is […]

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Incoterm DDP – be wary

A lot of our customers came to us in the run up to December 2020 with thoughts of changing current DAP Incoterms to DDP for exports, perhaps in fear that their EU customers will find purchasing from the UK less financially attractive should tariffs be imposed bilaterally. DDP, or Delivered Duty Paid, places the maximum […]

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EXW or FCA for imports?

As well as being wary of DDP, especially in relation to exports from the UK, on the flip side, the most commonly used Incoterm Ex Works is the most onerous for the importer. Let me explain… Under Ex Works (EXW), the buyer has to perform the sellers export customs duties. Furthermore, the seller is deemed […]

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Do your pallets comply?

There have been articles in the press in recent months regarding this subject, suggesting that there may be insufficient compliant pallets to go round. Is it scaremongering, or is it likely to be true? Notwithstanding this, it is a fact that from 1st January 2021, it is a legal requirement for all wooden packaging material […]

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What is ‘Check an HGV’?

‘Check an HGV’ service (formerly referred to as the ‘Smart Freight Service) is a system being developed by HMRC to check if a vehicle is ‘border-ready’ as a means to control the flow of HGVs exiting the UK via Kent. The service will ask questions relating to the expected EU customs and import controls at the border […]

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Brexit FAQ’s

It has been a long time since we needed to perform customs duties for general trade between the UK and the EU. At least a generation, if not longer, depending on how you determine a generation. So it is no surprise that there are many questions to be asked. Whilst we may not have all […]

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