Brexit Resources

Brexit overview

“And now, the end is near, and so we face, the final curtain” – Paul Anka. Yes, we can’t get away from it, Brexit is happening and from 1st January 2021, unless something out of the ordinary happens, all movements of goods in and out of the EU will be subject to customs clearance, irrespective […]

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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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Preparation

From early October we shall be contacting all our customers to collate information and make preparations in advance of the end of the year. As much information as can be provided and entered into our system now will help calm the processes come the New Year. Keeping it simple, the main considerations are as follows: […]

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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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What’s it going to cost?

A very good question indeed, and a question which is being raised more frequently as we approach the end of the year. Customs formalities are time-consuming, and differ depending on the complexity of each case. Furthermore, as you will have no doubt read, HMRC does not yet have everything completely in place in respect of […]

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Incoterm DDP – be wary

A lot of our customers have come to us in recent months 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 responsibility on the […]

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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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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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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? It is a fact that from 1st January 2021, it will be a legal requirement for all wooden packaging material (WPM) […]

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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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