IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPPING AFTER 1ST JANUARY 2021
From 1st January 2021, UK businesses trading with EU countries will need to follow processes they currently use when trading with non-EU countries that have no existing trade agreements in place.
Therefore, any non-document consignments are expected to go through a customs clearance process which our Santis Team will manage for you.
SUPPORT & BOOK
Here at Santis, our team continues to support our clients with any questions about shipping requirements as of 1st January 2021.
In addition, our online booking and tracking platform will automatically offer to create a Customs Invoice, with certain information automatically preloaded and wil prompt our clients to enter all the additional information required.
WHAT INFORMATION WILL YOU NEED TO PROVIDE ON YOUR CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORM?
As well as the usual sender and delivery details you will need to provide: Company VAT and EORI numbers*
Description of goods
• Country of Manufacture / Origin
• HS Codes / Commodity Codes*
• Unit Value
• Total shipment value
• Original Company Stamp
• Original Sender Signature
*EORI number stands for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number – is a unique ID code used to track and register customs information in the EU. From 1 January 2021 you will need an EORI number to move goods between Great Britain and the EU. If you don’t have one, apply for one now via – https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/customs/register-for-cds
*The HS Codes (Commodity Codes) are numbers which classify goods for export and import; they determine the rate of duty and VAT. You can read more about HS Codes on the government website.
WHO WILL PAY FOR ANY DUTY CHARGES?
Santis Global offers two different clearance options, which can help with minimizing any possible customs related delays: Consignee / receiver are paying duties – the clearing agent will contact them and arrange payment of duties to be made. Under these circumstances no additional fees are payable. If the shipment is sent under a Free Domicile/ Duty Directly Paid (DDP) basis then Santis Global will pay the duties on behalf of their client and will forward those charges back to the client along with their monthly invoice.
SUPPORTING OUR CLIENTS
Despite the fact that Brexit is certainly presenting companies with challenges, we are here to support our clients with their shipping requirements.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on:
TEL: +44 (0) 20 7232 2220