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HMRC update No-Brexit easements

Easements previously announced by HMRC in the run up to the original March Brexit deadline, have now been extended for the 31st October 2019 deadline.

Economic Operator Registration and Identification number
HMRC has allocated all VAT registered importers an EORI
If you are not VAT registered but need to an EORI number for another customs procedure or system you should complete this FORM

Transitional Simplified Procedure
TSP has been created by Customs to allow trucks to move through the ports without hindrance and carry on to their final destination.
It’s quick and simple to apply for TSP and is the best option to avoid import delays.
Submission of the final declaration under this easement has been extended for six months to 5th May 2020.

If you are uncertain which of these processes you need, or how to prepare for Brexit, you can contact us directly for free and impartial advice EMAIL

Standard goods
Frontier declarations are not required for Standard goods, but make sure we have your EORI number, as Customs will know which EORI numbers are TSP approved.
Those that are will be released immediately.

Controlled goods
Certain controlled goods still qualify for TSP, but will require a frontier declaration prior to importation.
Contact us for advice, if you are uncertain whether your imports are standard or controlled.

Post-Brexit Tariff
87% of products are zero-rated (at least for 12 months).
It is critical that you correctly identify your commodity codes and cross-reference these to your products.
The applicable duty rate is linked to the commodity code. Speak to us if your are uncertain, or require a ruling from HMRC, because if you get it wrong, you may pay too much. Or not enough and then face retrospective demands and the possibility of penalties.

HMRC payment
Import VAT will be handled through your normal VAT return and will not need to be paid at the time of importing.
Duty payments WILL be paid at clearance, so ensure you have a method of payment.
This can be your own deferment account with Customs or you can use ours for a minimal fee.

We will always require commercial invoice (or pro-forma invoice in some cases) and packing list which identifies what is in each package type. This is useful should Customs need to open the back of the trailer – the packing list is used to cross-check cargo against the invoice.