Posted 4th January 2021
Top tips and checklist for UK import customs clearance documents
Now the UK is its own Customs Territory, outside of the EU, all exports and imports are subject to customs documentation and possible checks. This means two customs clearances are needed for every shipment – for example, exporting from the UK to France means customs documents will be required on UK export and France import. It’s really important these declarations are correct because they affect the amount of VAT and duties which may be payable – and any errors could cause delays or result in a fine.
Providing your freight forwarder with the below documents allows the import customs clearance form to be created. This form is also known as a C88(6), which allows your goods to be customs cleared.
Here’s a reminder of everything that’s needed for your customs clearance documents to be created:
If you have all of this information and it’s correct, you’ll be well-placed for your customs clearance documents to be generated, keeping your goods moving.