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:
- Appointing an agent, such as Nidd Transport, to handle customs declarations on your behalf
- Confirm the Shipping Terms for your job
- Determine the Customs Procedure Code (CPC), relevant to your goods
- Clarify if your products are controlled goods (e.g. wines and spirits) and are they subject to an Export or Import Licence
- 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
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