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 …

No Deal

Paying customs taxes on your imports from the EU in a no-deal scenario

Customs Duty Word is that in a no-deal Brexit, WTO customs duty rates will apply to imports from the EU.  Disaster?  Not entirely.  Many products are what are known as ‘full rate free’ for Customs duty purposes.  This means that although they are technically liable to Customs duty, the full rate of duty is zero.  There are in point of …

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Direct Representation

Direct Repre-what??  In a previous blog titled ‘Customs Import Declarations’ I wrote about how you might raise your own Customs declarations.  However, it may be better to advise you not to do this.  Instead it might be preferable to consider using the services of a Customs clearance specialist.  If you do chose to appoint a specialist this will serve as …

Trade agreement with the Faroe Islands announced

The UK and Faroe Islands have signed an agreement for the unaltered continuance of trade between the two countries post-Brexit Hot on the heels of the agreement with Chile, it appears we can look forward to a glass of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc with a nice bit of fish for our suppers. David

EORI – Another Reminder!

It’s February already, time is short! Sorry to bang on about this.  But it is vital that you act to get yourself EORI registered if you want to trade with EU partners’ post-Brexit. Actually, no real apology from me, if you don’t do this and you will shoot yourself in the foot! A reminder, you will need an EORI number …

It’s Getting Close Now

Hello, it’s Stephen here again. Who would have thought that at this stage with only 54 days left until the 29th March we could still be looking at the possibility of leaving the EU with a ‘No Deal’ or at least something very similar. Although the government has stated that this will not happen, I am somewhat sceptical considering what …