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You may need permission to temporarily move or export goods outside the UK, for example if you take sales samples to a trade show.

https://www.gov.uk/taking-goods-out-uk-temporarily

ATA Carnet lets you temporarily export commercial samples, trade fair or exhibition goods and professional equipment to countries that are part of the ATA Carnet system.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-an-ata-carnet

C-point is the platform for efficient digital communication between all players in the port of Antwerp. It supports and streamlines the day-to-day administrative and operational activities.

Port of Antwerp (c-point.be)

Here you can find more information about the services of RX / SeaPort.

https://rxseaport.eu/en/our-services/

In the RX/SeaPort import-wizard, we focus on the impact of Brexit on the logistics process, namely the transport of goods that are transported from the UK to a Belgian port (import). We will discuss the steps in this process and the associated customs formalities for the various involved logistics players. In addition, we also propose our services that can support you in the various steps in the process.

https://rxseaport.eu/en/import-wizard/

n the RX/SeaPort export-wizard, we focus on the impact of Brexit on the logistics process, namely the transport of goods that are transported via a Belgian port to the UK (export). We will discuss the steps in this process and the associated customs formalities for the various involved logistics players. In addition, we also propose our services that can support you in the various steps in the process.

https://rxseaport.eu/en/export-wizard/

A guide to how the border works with the European Union

The Border Operating Model

If you need to use the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system to make an import or export declarations you’ll need to tell HMRC your full contact details so they can be linked to your CHIEF badge.

Apply to access Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (C1800) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Guidance explaining the export of controlled goods.

Exporting controlled goods – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Guide to licensing procedure and other restrictions for export of controlled dual-use items, software and technology, goods for torture and radioactive sources.

Export controls: dual-use items, software and technology, goods for torture and radioactive sources – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

COVID-19 testing for hauliers arriving in England and travelling from the UK.

Get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test if you’re an HGV or van driver – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

COVID-19 rules for safer behaviour for hauliers making international journeys.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Information about the Customs Declaration Service.

Customs Declaration Service – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

HMRC is closing the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on 31 March 2023. The Customs Declaration Service is replacing it as the UK’s single customs platform.

You’ll need a VE103 vehicle on hire certificate to show you’re allowed to use a hired or leased vehicle if you’re driving it abroad.

Taking a vehicle out of the UK: For less than 12 months – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Get advice about travelling abroad, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Foreign travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

To drive a particular type of vehicle, you need an ‘entitlement’ for that category on your driving licence.

Driving licence categories – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

You need to take your Great Britain or Northern Ireland driving licence with you to drive abroad.

Driving abroad – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

If you have a licence from another country

If you have a licence from another country, there are 2 ways to get a Great Britain (GB) Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card. You should either:

  • complete your periodic training in England, Scotland or Wales
  • exchange your driver’s licence for a GB licence – you must have a code 95 entitlement on your non-GB licence to do this

Driver CPC training for qualified drivers: If you have a licence from another country – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Displaying number plates: Flags, symbols and identifiers

Displaying number plates: Flags, symbols and identifiers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Use this service to check if you need to renew your passport before travelling to an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

Check a passport for travel to Europe – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

You may need a visa to come to the UK to study, work, visit or join family.

There are different visas depending on:

  • where you come from
  • why you want to come to the UK
  • how long you want to stay for
  • your personal circumstances and skills

Applying for a visa to come to the UK – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Permits to travel to or through European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) member countries, and the rules you have to follow.

ECMT international road haulage permits – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

EORI = Economic Operators Registration and Identification number

Get an EORI number – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Check an EORI number – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The border between France and the United Kingdom has been restored.

Therefore, you will have to carry out customs formalities at import and export (documentary controls, controls of goods, payment of duties and taxes).

Businesses, get prepared to Brexit (douane.gouv.fr)

Home page of the French Customs authority (Douanes et Droits Indirects)

Accueil | Portail de la Direction Générale des Douanes et Droits Indirects

Due to the re-establishment of the border between the United Kingdom and the European Union, French Customs has developed an information system allowing businesses to automate the border crossing by HGV

Brexit: The smart border | Portail de la Direction Générale des Douanes et Droits Indirects

In this application you can group all or part of the declarations of transport unit.

You can use this application for import or export.

The driver will have a single barcode to present for all the declarations at check-in before boarding.

Enveloppe (douane.gouv.fr)

If you’re a haulier and move goods through a port in the UK that uses the goods vehicle movement service you’ll need to register for the service to get your goods through customs.

Register for the goods vehicle movement service – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Find out which locations are using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service.

List of ports using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Use this service to get a reference after registering with the Goods Vehicle Movement Service.

Get a goods movement reference – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

If you’re a trader, haulier or carrier and use a UK port using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service, find out what you need to do to get goods through customs.

Check how to move goods through ports that use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Export goods from the UK: step by step guide

Export goods from the UK: step by step – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Import goods into the UK: step by step guide

Import goods into the UK: step by step – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Find sites where HGV and coach drivers can get free COVID-19 tests and check their documents to transport goods to the EU.

Haulier advice site locations – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Information for heavy goods vehicle hauliers or drivers who attend an inland border facility, where customs and document checks can take place away from ports.

Attending an inland border facility – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The Customs RoRo Service will provide a range of services to facilitate the movement and control of goods and vehicles when moved by scheduled ferry between Ireland and Great Britain.

Customs RoRo service (revenue.ie)

The ICS is an electronic system developed by the European Commission and Member
States for the lodging and processing of ENS

Import Control System Trader Guide (revenue.ie)

The Automated Import System (AIS) is Revenue’s national electronic import system. AIS handles the validation, processing, duty accounting and clearance of customs declarations.

What is the Automated Import System (AIS)? (revenue.ie)

 

Information about trade facilitation and customs procedures for trade with the United Kingdom (UK) after the transition period.

Brexit (revenue.ie)

Customs advice for truck drivers using Irish ports

Customs advice for truck drivers using Irish ports (revenue.ie)

Get Ready for Brexit will guide you through the customs rules for all transport of goods between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK).

Homepagina – Get Ready for Brexit

If you are a trader or carrier that moves goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, you need to register for the Trader Support Service or make other arrangements to be ready to submit declarations.

Home – Trader Support Service

The Northern Ireland Customs & Trade Academy (NICTA) is a new online learning platform preparing firms for new processes involved in moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol that started on 1 January 2021.

Home – Northern Ireland Customs & Trade Academy (nicustomstradeacademy.co.uk)

There are rules for bringing food or animal products into Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) for your own use.

Bringing food into Great Britain – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The amount of goods you can bring is commonly known as your ‘personal allowances’. Personal allowance rules apply to any goods you have bought overseas and are bringing in to the UK.

These rules apply to goods regardless of where you bought them. This could include:

  • a duty-free or tax-free shop
  • on the high street in the country you’ve visited

Bringing goods into the UK for personal use – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Find out which locations are listed as roll on roll off in UK customs regulations.

List of roll on roll off ports – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Find out if you need to make an entry summary declaration if you are moving goods into Great Britain or Northern Ireland directly or from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

Check if you need to make an entry summary declaration – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Use the S&S GB service if you import goods into Great Britain and need to make an entry summary declaration.

Register to make an entry summary declaration in Great Britain – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

How road transport companies and their drivers must secure their vehicles to stop people using them to enter the UK illegally, and to avoid being fined.

Secure your vehicle to help stop illegal immigration – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Guidance for hauliers on preventing clandestine entrants

Guidance for hauliers on preventing clandestine entrants – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Civil penalty code of practice: prevention of clandestine entrants

Civil penalty code of practice: prevention of clandestine entrants – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Vehicle security checklist: road transport companies and drivers

Vehicle security checklist: road transport companies and drivers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

You must use the PEACH system (Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates) to import certain plants, fruits and vegetables into Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).

Importing plants and fresh produce using the PEACH system – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The PEACH system does not cover Northern Ireland.

Use IPAFFS to notify enforcement authorities about imports of live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin into Great Britain.

Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Rules you need to follow to export cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry.

Export or move livestock and poultry – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

What you need to do to export live animals from the UK.

Export or move live animals – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

How to export or move fish for human consumption from the UK.

Exporting or moving fish from the UK – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Check if you need a certificate to export animal feed or pet food, and other rules you must follow.

Export or move animal feed or pet food – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

What you need to do to export or move food, drink and agricultural products.

Export or move food, drink and agricultural products – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

What you need to do to export animal germplasm (semen, ova, and embryos).

Export or move animal germplasm (semen, ova and embryos) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

What you need to do to export or move animal bones, protein and other by-products.

Export or move animal bones, protein and other by-products – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Use the Fish Export Service to create a UK catch certificate for fish and shellfish caught by UK flagged vessels for export.

Create a UK catch certificate – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Rules for importing, exporting or moving live animals, including some pet animals, and germplasm (semen, ova and embryos) for conservation or display.

Balai Directive: importing, exporting or moving live animals, semen, ova and embryos – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Guidance on how to import and export plants and plant products to and from the UK.

Importing and exporting plants and plant products – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Collection of guidance and forms for importing, exporting and moving live animals and animal products.

Guidance on importing and exporting live animals or animal products – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Use common transit, Union transit or Transport Internationaux Routiers (TIR) when exporting or taking goods out of the UK to move them quickly and delay duty until they reach their destination.

Check if you can use transit to move goods to the EU and common transit countries – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

EU Customs Office List – Destination

Customs Office Information (europa.eu)


EU Customs Office List – Departure

Customs Office Information (europa.eu)


UK offices where movements under the Community and Common Transit procedures can start and end.

Guidance overview: Community and Common Transit UK offices list – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Access and use the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) to submit electronic Union Transit (UT) declarations.

Use the New Computerised Transit System – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Use common transit, Union transit or Transport Internationaux Routiers (TIR) when exporting or taking goods out of the UK to move them quickly and delay duty until they reach their destination.

Check if you can use transit to move goods to the EU and common transit countries – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)