Customs clearance after Brexit – how to make it easier

From 1st January 2021, full import controls and subsequently full customs declarations will be required on all goods crossing the borders between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

To avoid any unnecessary delays, disruptions at the border, or hampered deliveries, Kuehne + Nagel has created a unique, automated and digital data processing solution to make customs clearance a seamless experience for you.

UK and EU customs requirements will become mandatory

The UK formally left the EU on 31st January 2020. Regardless of the outcome of the Free Trade Agreement negotiations, customs procedures will become compulsory when the transition period ends on 31st December 2020, possibly creating an environment which is five times the current demand in formalities.

Furthermore, the UK Government has stated that they will not introduce any previously announced customs easements, such as Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP).

We're ready to help you ensure your goods aren't delayed, but we need to prepare together.

Border crossing between the United Kingdom and the European Union

 

A simple automated customs solution

to ensure you meet all regulations

Our automated customs solution

Customs can be challenging – and we understand that. To ease the pain of data collection and to help you move your goods smoothly, we have developed a simple automated customs solution. It digitally processes export data from the exporter, collects import data from the importer, and merges them to create an export and import declaration complying with both, UK and EU requirements.

Simple and straightforward, so you can focus on your business.

In addition, there is the flexibility to meet any other data collection demand, which might become necessary at the end of the transition period, like the safety and security regulations for every shipment to and from the UK.

Do you want to get prepared for customs clearance?

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Make customs clearance a seamless experience

Digital

Digital   

Minimal manual work needed
from your team.

Automated

Automated    

Accelerate your customs
declaration process.

Compliant

Compliant    

Make sure you meet post-Brexit customs regulations.

Complete

Complete       

Reduce your risk of border disruptions.

We manage your UK customs declarations after Brexit. Here is what we need from you:

  • POWER OF ATTORNEY LETTER
    To authorise Kuehne + Nagel to act as your direct representative in the completion of customs declarations, also referred to as Letter of Empowerment (only needs to be completed once)
  • EORI NUMBERS OF RECIPIENT AND SENDER
    The Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is a prerequisite for customs clearance of goods in the European Union and the UK
  • INVOICE NUMBER AND CURRENCY
    Included on the commercial invoice
  • CUSTOMS TARIFF NUMBER (HS CODE) OF THE GOODS
    Worldwide uniform classification code of the goods
  • DESCRIPTION OF GOODS
    Concise description of the goods
  • VALUE OF GOODS
    Monetary value of goods and currency to calculate the customs duties and value added tax
  • INCOTERMS
    Agree on Incoterms with your business partners, as they define who is responsible for the customs clearance and associated costs


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