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Brexit and the Haulage Industry

As you will be aware, the UK ended its partnership with the European Union on Friday 31st January 2020, entering us into a transition period (also known as the implementation period) that’s likely to last until the end of December 2020. Whilst in this transition period the UK will still follow EU rules.

Once the transition period ends there will be changes to the travel and haulage industry and the rules that we must follow.  One of the biggest changes Brexit may bring is customs procedures both for importing and export goods to/from the UK.

Nidd Transport have already taken steps to ensure that we are ready for these new procedures, such as investing in customs software and training courses for our dedicated team.

There are a number of steps you can now take to be prepared for the new  procedures coming into play from January 2021, most importantly registering for an EORI number.

Other steps include:

  1. Appointing an agent, such as Nidd Transport, to handle customs declarations on your behalf
  2. Confirm the Shipping Terms for your job
  3. Determine the Customs Procedure Code (CPC), relevant to your goods
  4. Clarify if your products are controlled goods (e.g. wines and spirits) and are they subject to an Export or Import Licence
  5. Provide a Commercial Invoice for every job – details to be included on this are:
  • Your company name and address
  • Description of the type of packaging
  • Description of product(s) together with Commodity Code(s)
  • The total gross and nett weights of the shipment
  • The total sales value of the shipment and currency
  • A declaration that the goods are of UK manufacture and origin. If the goods are not of UK manufacture or origin then the Country of Origin must be shown

For all up to date information regarding Brexit please click here.

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Be Prepared for Brexit

We at Nidd Transport, remain hopeful that a deal can be agreed with the EU and are optimistic that a ‘No Deal’ exit remains unlikely.

We would recommend taking the following steps to remain prepared for any outcome of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Actions to take now:

  • Register for an EORI number (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) – for information about this and to register follow this Link
  • IMPORTER’S – Register for Transitional Simplified Procedure (TSP) – This process is being implemented to reduce congestion at UK ports. For information about this and to register follow this Link
  • Ensure that you know the ‘Commodity Codes’ for your goods – follow this useful Link which can help you to find your relevant codes or speak directly with Custom’s for assistance.

How will booking your Imports/Exports change post Brexit?

You will need to provide the following paperwork:

  • Suppliers Commercial Invoice with EORI number and Consignment Details including Commodity Codes
    • Importers to ensure their supplier provides Commercial Invoices prior to collection
  • Letter of Authority (Import & Export Customers) – these letters will authorise us to use your EORI details and deferment approval number on Customs paperwork as appropriate. Please contact Alison at sales@nidd-transport.com to request your Letter of Authority for completion

We are continually monitoring the latest developments and guidance issued by the government and HMRC. We are fully prepared to handle your shipments no matter the eventual outcome of the Brexit negotiations. We would like to thank you for your continued support through this period of time.

For further information, please refer to the Gov.uk website





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