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This is the direction goods are travelling.
To/through EU to GB, or to/through GB to EU.

3. EU Border

When you approach your point of departure (including ports) you are required to pass through European Union (EU) customs.

You must complete formalities at the EU port of exit. This includes being familiar with the required documents that need to be presented for checking and having carnets ready for stamping as necessary as per the 4 methods of moving goods below.

Pre-lodgement – moving goods into GB

The driver must have, for each consignment, evidence of a customs declaration from the declarant (in the EU and the UK). This will take the form of:

      1. the reference number from the customs import declaration which may be referred to as UK inventory consignment reference for an inventory linked location (ICR) or GMR for a pre-lodged declaration at a non-inventory linked location
      2. the EU export declaration MRN

Example of an MRN barcode

 

 

 

NB: some of these processes can be done digitally

If the movement is being made under the CTC, the TAD must be presented by the driver following the procedures in place at each member state.

This may be performed digitally in many cases.

TAD
TAD

NB: some of these processes can be done digitally

The driver must present the ATA Carnet with a letter of authorisation (if applicable) and ensure it is stamped by the EU customs authorities in line with the EU’s procedures.

ATA
ATA

The driver must present the TIR Carnet and ensure it is stamped by the EU customs authorities in line with the EU’s procedures.

TIR
TIR

Once you’ve completed these requirements, you can check-in for boarding to cross the border.