Your easy Brexit solution for simplified customs clearance
The UK formally left the EU on 31st January 2020. With the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020, customs formalities became compulsory. Regardless of what the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement outlines, customs formalities are required for all goods crossing the borders between the EU and the UK.
To avoid any unnecessary delays, disruptions at the border, or hampered deliveries, Kuehne+Nagel has created a unique, automated and digital data processing solution to make customs clearance a seamless experience for you.
UK and EU customs requirements will become mandatory
The UK formally left the EU on 31st January 2020. Regardless of the outcome of the Free Trade Agreement negotiations, customs procedures will become compulsory when the transition period ends on 31st December 2020, possibly creating an environment which is five times the current demand in formalities.
To simplify customs procedures, the UK government has introduced a “staged approach” for imports into the UK. UK importers will have the opportunity to enter non-controlled goods under the so-called Customs Freight Simplified Procedure (CFSP), which offsets the need for a full frontier declaration until 30th June 2021. Also, traders will be able to utilize the postponed VAT mechanism, where import VAT only has to be accounted for, but not paid at the time of entry into the UK.
This situation is calling for a proper preparation to avoid goods being delayed.
Make customs clearance a seamless experience
To avoid any unnecessary delays, disruptions at the border or hampered deliveries, your easy Brexit solution helps you cut through the complexity of the customs clearance process.
By automating export and import customs procedures at an early stage, we ease the pain of data collection. That way, your customs data is ready for clearance at the EU and UK border, whilst your shipments are already en route.
Customs can be challenging – and we understand that. To ease the pain of data collection and to help you move your goods smoothly, we have developed an easy and automated solution. It digitally processes export data from the exporter, collects import data from the importer, and merges them to create an export and import declaration complying with both, UK and EU requirements.
Simple and straightforward, so you can focus on your business.
How does it work? By digitally processing export data from the exporter, collecting import data from the importer, and merging them to create an export and import declaration, you comply with both EU and UK requirements. Your easy Brexit solution also takes care of additional demands, such as the safety and security messages that are required for every shipment.
Do you want to keep your goods moving smoothly?
EU and UK customs easements post-Brexit
Even with the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement in place, all movements of goods between both blocks are subject to customs procedures.
To simplify customs formalities the UK government has introduced a “staged approach” for imports into the UK until 30th June 2021. UK importers have the opportunity to enter non-controlled goods under the so-called Customs Freight Simplified Procedure (CFSP), which offsets the need for a full frontier declaration. In addition, traders are able to utilize the postponed VAT mechanism, whereby import VAT only has to be accounted for, but not paid at the time of the entry into the UK.
If goods comply with the Rules of Origin (RoO), zero tariffs and quotas are applicable on both EU and UK entries. The importer is obliged to prove the preferential origin with a “Statement on origin” provided by the exporter, alternatively with records fulfilling the criteria defined by “Importers knowledge”.
We manage your shipments both ways. Here is what we need to submit your exports and imports declarations:
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