General Process (Pre-Lodgement).
Once the goods have passed EU customs they can proceed to their destination.
If the movement is made under the CTC, the driver must present the TAD at an EU office of destination or to an authorised consignee, where the transit procedure will be closed. The goods will then be subject to EU import procedures.
If the movement is made under the ATA Convention, the driver should give the ATA carnet to the recipient of the goods when they are delivered. This is so the ATA carnet is available to return the items to their country of origin, if not transported back by the same outbound haulage company.
The driver must present the TIR carnet and ensure it is stamped by the EU customs authorities either when the goods leave the customs territory of the EU or at an EU office of destination.
Once the vehicle has completed its journey, the driver must return the TIR carnet to their office/manager.
If someone hides in a vehicle
If a driver suspects someone is attempting to enter their vehicle or has entered their vehicle, they should contact local police as soon as it is safe to do so. In the UK call 999 or in the EU call 112 before you enter the port.
For in-person advice, visit an information and advice site at a motorway services or truckstop.
Further details are available in the Haulier Handbook
This guidance will be updated with the latest information as soon as it is available.