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Are you Brexit ready?

Deal or no-deal: customs formalities are an established fact. The current negotiations between the European Union and the UK are difficult. Clarity on the outcome is expected in the short term. Regardless of whether this results in a deal or a no-deal: from 1 January 2021, customs formalities will always apply to goods traded with the UK.

Below you can download our Brexit presentation. In this presentation the most frequently asked questions of the Brexit can be found. Do you have more questions or you require more information, get in touch with one of our Brexit specialists who is ready to answer all your questions.

Brexit presentation

Brexit presentation

Checklist Commercial Invoice

Checklist Commercial Invoice

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have an EORI-number?

Any company that imports or exports goods for which documents are required, must have an EORI-number that
is part of all customs declarations. It is easy and free to request through your local government. You need an EORI-number even when your customs clearances are done by a third party.

Do you know your commodity codes?

Customs uses commodity codes or the European HScode (Harmonized System) to classify products. With this
code in your customs clearances, customs know:

• What products you export/import
• The duty

The commodity code must be at least eight digits long.

What information must be provided?

Customs needs to know what is in the shipment and this needs to be exactly the same as the information noted on the documentation:

• Name and address of the recipient and sender
• Phone number and email of the recipient and sender
• Description of the goods
• Sales value of the products and currency
• Packaging details
• Weight and dimensions
• Commodity / HS-codes
• Country of origin (where the goods are made)
• EORI-number
• Incoterm

A commercial invoice and packing list must be sent with each shipment. Mainfreight needs an authorization if we can make the documents for your shipments on your behalf. Other documents or certificates may also be required, depending on the type of goods (HACCP goods for example).

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