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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-notification – moving goods into GB

The driver must have, for each consignment, evidence of a customs declaration from the traders (in the EU and the UK).

Example of an MRN Import barcode

An MRN which may be referred to as UK entry number, or

  • The trader’s EORI number if the UK importer is making the declaration in their own records
  • The EU export declaration MRN

CTC – moving goods into GB

If the movement is being made under the CTC, the TAD must be presented by the driver to the EU customs authorities in line with the EU’s procedures.

TAD
TAD

ATA Convention – moving goods into GB

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

ATA
ATA

TIR convention – moving goods into GB

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.