We recommend you keep the following documents at the ready:
T1 (= non-EU character) means non-Community goods; however, in the EU to the destination customs office / an authorized consignee to be transported.
T2 relates to Community goods (= EU-character) which are to be transported in non-EU countries on the European continent with the CTP connected countries to the destination customs office / authorized consignee.
HS Classification Code:
Commodity codes classify goods so you or your Broker can fill in import declarations. Classifying your goods correctly means that you:
- Pay the correct amount of duty.
- Know if duty is suspended on any of your goods.
- Know if any preferential duty rates can be applied.
- Know if you need to obtain an import or export license.
Both Importer and Exporter will require an EORI number, the exporter will be required to produce an invoice clearly showing both EORI numbers, the value, commodity codes and countries of origin for all the goods.
The EORI number demonstrates that you or your Customs representative are registered to submit relevant declarations to the relevant Revenue & Customs systems.
Movement or Master Reference Number (MRN):
The MRN is issued after the full customs declaration is made; you will need to supply this to your carrier prior to setting off on the journey.
Why: Our drivers need to carry proof that a customs declaration has been made, so they’ll need both an EORI and an MRN number for each customs declaration submitted.
Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP):
Your Agent/Carrier will need to clearly document if you are registered to allow deferred settlement of duties, or do you anticipate payment on arrival (potential to involve some delay in processing).
Duty Deferment Scheme or Flexible Accounting System (DDS/FAS):
Are you registered to facilitate payment of duties where applicable?
Product Conformity, Safety & Standards:
Where relevant classes of goods are involved, are you now using UKCA marking to indicate conformity and providing Company name address on accompanying documentation. In some cases, e.g. medicines, cosmetics, chemical companies may need to appoint new UK representatives.
Is your product UN-ECE type approved?
Goods in Transit:
Will your goods cross the UK to/from IE? If so, have you prepared to submit Transit Accompanying Document (TAD, sometimes also known as EAD or Export Accompanying Document)?
ATA Carnet (Admission Temporaire):
Goods imported temporarily into the UK require the ATA Carnet