Exports – Customs Procedure Codes [CPCs]

Hi – David here once more. A number of the things you will need to understand for export Customs declarations mirror some of the requirements for imports.  These were already published in earlier blogs, but are repeated now for your ease of reference.  There are four of these topics which work similarly, be it import or export: EORI registration Classification …

Exports – Classification – ‘commodity codes’

Hi – it’s David again. A number of the things you will need to understand for export Customs declarations mirror some of the requirements for imports.  These were already published in earlier blogs, but are repeated now for your ease of reference.  There are four of these topics which work similarly, be it import or export: EORI registration Classification – …

Customs Import Declarations

Hello all, Following on from David’s latest blogs recommending that you speak with a Customs Specialist Broker / Freight Forwarding agent to complete your declarations. Obviously, HMRC have advised that it would be possible, in some circumstances for traders to complete their own but this could get quite involved and there are certain risks involved too for making false/incorrect declarations. …

Exports – registering for an EORI number

Hi – it’s David again. A number of the things you will need to understand for export Customs declarations mirror some of the requirements for imports.  These were already published in earlier blogs, but are repeated now for your ease of reference.  There are four of these topics which work similarly, be it import or export: EORI registration Classification – …

Export Licences

David here again and moving on to some export related items, now. Some goods intended for export may need official written governmental permission to export.  The required document is called an ‘Export Licence’.  These come in many types as various government departments control such matters, depending on the type of goods in question.  There is a wide range of goods …

Step By Step Guide to Importing

David here again binding together a number of previous blogs. In some of my previous posts I have tried to address basic issues relating to the import Customs clearance process. The UK government’s ‘Partnership Pack’ was the basis for this.  In this pack there is a useful ‘step by step’ guide to importing.  You can find this by visiting: partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit-step-by-step-guide-to-importing …

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Goods liable to Excise Duty

Good afternoon all. Some goods are liable to a tax known as excise duty.  These goods are: wine and made-wine beer cider and perry spirits low alcohol beverages imported composite goods containing alcohol tobacco products hydrocarbon oil – this section includes details about rebates for such products Climate Change Levy biofuels Excise duty is payable in addition to any Customs …

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Brexit Update – 12th February

Theresa the Bruce is off and travelling again, those in Brussels have still been pretty unfriendly and refused to renegotiate the deal on the Irish backstop.  She has been to see the Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar who by all accounts served her a very fine fillet of beef with green beans and Dauphinoise potatoes.  During the dinner he …

Record Keeping

Hello again Our mutual friends at HM Revenue and Customs have issued guidelines on record keeping. The length of time they will expect you to keep records varies, depending on the type of tax involved.  Since Customs declarations involve more than one type of tax, this can get confusing and difficult to manage.  We therefore recommend you do as we …

Brexit Update

Our Prime Minister, Theresa May, has met again this week with the EU in an endeavour to break the deadlock on finding a deal. The EU has once again indicated that they are not prepared to move on the deal which has previously been ‘agreed’. Our Prime Minister is still however attempting to find a way to change the details …