Supporting trade with the EU

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 20th, June, 2023

The Global Forwarding customs teams in the UK and EU have consolidated services, to include foodstuff compliance and fiscal representation, while our transport division continue to expand our commercial fleet, with the recent addition of three more trailers.

While growing the Global Forwarding fleet the transport team continue to work closely with our continental partners and carriers to extend the scope of EU-wide FTL and LTL services.

Service design for our road freight services is a primary point of focus, but so too is customs compliance solutions and tracking technology, to deliver visibility and control of the supply chain.

Since Brexit, the UK is considered as a third country and transactions with the EU are no longer intra-community, but considered as imports and exports, which means that VAT and duties need to be paid in the country of import, creating a trade barrier for many exporters.

Some EU importers are comfortable arranging import clearances and our standard T form service will accommodate those movements, across single and multiple borders.

However, some EU importers will not want to arrange clearance and we have created a range of options that allow UK exporters to complete transactions with their EU customers, simply and seamlessly and even as if it were a domestic transaction.

The options are varied and can be adapted to suit specific transactions and customer relationships, as listed below.

The Delivered Duty Paid or ‘DDP’ Incoterm means the exporter takes responsibility for the transport of the goods and customs formalities in the UK and EU, by becoming the ‘Importer of record” in France or Holland, taking the burden away from the EU customer.

– Regime 42 is for DDP transiting France or Netherlands for another EU destination.

– Regime 40 is for DDP shipments where the exporter has a French or Dutch VAT number enabling clearance for free circulation in the EU.

– UK Export clearance
– UK import clearance
– T1 creation
– ETSF & general storage
– Preference and origin documents C of O / EUR1
– Export health certificate’s
– EU clearance (import or export) via FR/NL smart border
– Fiscal representation in FR/NL
– IPAFF pre notifications UK (plants and products of animal origin cargo)
– GMR’s (Goods Movement References for the GVMS system)
– TRACES/CHED creation for EU entry via Calais or Dunkirk
– ToR01 – Transfer of residency application completion and customs declaration

If you have customs questions that are UK trade related, or would like to learn more about any of the services featured here please EMAIL Chloe Henshall, who leads our customs portfolio.

If you would like to learn more about our capability within the EU, you can EMAIL William Bashford, who is Managing Director of Global Forwarding in Ireland.

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