As the UK prepares to leave the EU, whether that is on the 31st October 2019 or on an as of yet undetermined future date, there are a number of things that your business will need to ensure you can continue importing and exporting as efficiently as possible.

Apply for your EORI number

You will need to apply for a European Union registration and identification number to move goods in or out of the EU. This is required for Customs Clearance. Visit to apply

Duty Deferment account (DAN)

The Duty Deferment scheme allows you to make monthly payments to HMRC for Duty or VAT fees. If you want Grace Overseas to arrange your Customs Clearance, you will need to provide authorisation

Commodity codes

You will need to identify the correct commodity code for your goods, this will determine the Duty of that will be applied, thereby making the Customs declaration process much easier

License for your goods

Some goods will require an export license in order to be moved in or out of the EU, therefore you should determine whether your goods require a license prior to its movement

Transitional Simplified Procedures

To avoid delays on UK imports, we highly recommend that businesses apply for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP)

Customer Clearance Checklist

For each shipment, ensure that you have the following information to present when clearing goods through Customs.

> Commodity code(s)

> Customs procedure code

> EORI number

> Incoterm

> Country of origin

> Shipment weight

> Shipment value

> Details of packaging

> Description of goods

> Commercial invoice

> Packing list

> Details of importer

> Details of exporter

If you have any queries with regards to your Brexit requirements please contact the Grace Overseas team.

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