3 weeks now until Brexit. Are you ready? These are the things to do now.

BrexitIt’s just 3 weeks today until Brexit. This is not the time to take a ‘wait and see’ approach.

We can’t answer the Deal or No Deal question, but we can recommend a few things to do now, so you are ready for new customs arrangements, to avoid any delays to your goods.

We’re here to help, please share if you think you know of a business needing advice and guidance for importing and exporting.

We are expecting to leave the EU on 31st October 2019 with or without a deal.

This means goods could undergo customs clearance, at TPS Global Logistics we will handle customs processes for you. But to avoid delays we will need the following information from you.

Are you ready, check now whilst there is still time to prepare.

1. Register for an EORI number
You need an EORI number to trade. Details and the application form here.

2. Customs Forms will be needed. Shipments with vague descriptions can be delayed.
You will need to supply clear descriptions of your goods. What are the goods; What are they made of; What are they used for?
Vague Description – Nuts
Clear Description – Hexagonal aluminium bicycle nut

3. Supply the Value and Origin of your goods
The value determines the level of duty and some origins qualify for lower or no customs duty. More info on how to calculate value here

4. Find out the Commodity Code of your goods
This classification is the responsibility of every importer, it is required for customs declarations. Guides available here.

5. Apply for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP)
Introduced by HMRC TSP help business import goods from the EU by giving extra time to submit a full declaration and pay customs duty. Register here

As your Freight Forwarder we are here to help.

We take the hassle from you. Our teams are used to World trade customs procedures and have the skills, knowledge and software in place to apply the new EU import and export customs formalities.

All you will need to do is provide the necessary information above for us to complete a declaration for you, most importantly:
• your UK EORI number (it starts with GB)
• your TSP registration number.

We act as your customs agent, complete the necessary declarations and deliver your goods.
For more information on Brexit or any of our services, please contact Matt Smith, Barry Broughton, Katie Town or David Stansfield. We look forward to assisting you with your next shipment. info@tps-global.com +44(0)1622 237979

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