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Customs Import Declarations — an overview

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Customs Import Declarations — an overview.

The video explains:

  • customs import declarations on controlled goods imported into Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) from the EU
  • the process for simplified, supplementary declarations and delayed import declarations for import goods which are not controlled for up to 31 December 2021
  • key terminology

Exporting — what you need to do to keep your goods moving

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Exporting — what you need to do to keep your goods moving.

The video explains what actions you need to take to export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

We will provide a run through of the main export processes, including:

  • staged border controls
  • zero-rated VAT
  • customs declarations
  • using an intermediary
  • what licences, certificates and authorisations you may need

Exporting — sending goods outside Great Britain (including to EU countries) by post, courier or fast parcel operator

Watch a video about the new rules when you send goods in parcels to customers or businesses abroad.

Exporting — sending goods outside Great Britain (including to EU countries) by post, courier or fast parcel operator.

Getting someone to deal with customs for you — how freight forwarders can help

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Getting someone to deal with customs for you — how freight forwarders can help.

How can a customs intermediary or agent help me?

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How can a customs intermediary or agent help me?

How to check if you can delay customs payments and declarations

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How to check if you can delay customs payments and declarations.

How to import

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How to import.

The video explains what actions you need to take to import goods into Great Britain from the EU (except Ireland) or rest of world countries, now full customs controls are in place. We’ll cover what these new controls mean for your business, how to get ready to import and who can help you.

Importing — steps you need to take before making your supplementary declaration

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This webinar is to support those who have delayed their customs import declarations. We explain the steps you need to take before you can make a supplementary declaration and how intermediaries can help you do this.

Importing — what you need to know about staged controls

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Importing — what you need to know about staged controls.

This video takes you through the 3 stages of the new border controls introduced on 1 January 2021, and what actions you need to take for each stage.

New rules for carrying commercial goods in your baggage

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New rules for carrying commercial goods in your baggage.

New rules for exporting goods to Europe from Great Britain

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New rules for exporting goods to Europe from Great Britain.

New rules for making cash declarations

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New rules for making cash declarations.

New rules for travelling with goods for personal use

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New rules for travelling with goods for personal use.

Rules of origin

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Rules of Origin.

This video explains rules of origin and what is needed to meet the rules so that you can claim preferential tariffs when trading with the EU.

We take you through the key steps you need to follow, including how to:

  • classify goods by finding the correct commodity code
  • check if goods meet the rules of origin
  • get proof that goods meet the rules of origin

Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary

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Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary.

This video explains your responsibilities as a trader if you choose to use an intermediary from 1 January 2021.

What are commodity codes?

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What are commodity codes?

What are controlled goods?

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What are controlled goods?

What you need to know to bring goods into the UK

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What you need to know to bring goods into the UK.

What you need to know to send goods outside of the UK

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What you need to know to send goods outside of the UK.

What is customs?

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What is customs?

Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF)

Watch a video about how to make an import declaration using CHIEF.

How to make an import declaration using CHIEF.

Watch a video about how to make a delayed import supplementary declaration using CHIEF.

How to make a delayed import supplementary declaration using CHIEF.

The Customs Declaration Service

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How to make an import declaration using the Customs Declaration Service.

Watch a video about how to make a delayed import supplementary declaration using the Customs Declaration Service.

How to make a delayed import supplementary declaration using the Customs Declaration Service.

Published 12 November 2020
Last updated 27 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. The video ‘Exporting — sending goods outside Great Britain (including EU countries) by post, courier or fast parcel operator’ has been added.

  2. The link to watch the recorded webinar 'Importing — steps you need to take before making your supplementary declaration' has been updated.

  3. The sections for Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) and the Customs Declaration Service have been updated with new support videos.

  4. We have added links to register for the next live webinar on 'how to import' and a link to a recorded webinar on 'how to import'.

  5. A video about how to import has been added.

  6. A video about Customs Import Declarations – an overview has been added.

  7. Links to YouTube videos about making a delayed import supplementary declaration using Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) and making a delayed import supplementary declaration using the Customs Declaration Service have been added.

  8. Recorded webinars about Customs Import Declarations – an overview, Exporting – what you need to do to keep your goods moving, importing – steps you need to take before making your supplementary declaration and trader responsibilities when using an intermediary have been added.

  9. There are 9 new and 2 updated videos on this page.

  10. New YouTube videos have been added for New rules for carrying commercial goods in your baggage, New rules for making cash declaration and New rules for travelling with goods for personal use.

  11. The title has been updated for the webinar about importing - actions you need to take before making your supplementary declaration.

  12. Watch a video about Rules of Origin has been added.

  13. The link to watch a recorded webinar on importing: what you need to know about staged controls has been updated.

  14. A webinar about importing - preparing to make your supplementary declaration has been added.

  15. The link to register for the next live webinar on trader responsibilities when using an intermediary has been updated.

  16. A YouTube video about 'trader responsibilities when using an intermediary' has been added.

  17. A new YouTube video about 'Exporting: what you need to do to keep your goods moving' has been added.

  18. A YouTube video about 'Importing - What you need to know about staged controls' has been added.

  19. Information about the webinar on importing: what you need to know about staged controls has been updated.

  20. The 'What customs import declarations are' webinar has been updated with the 'Customs Import Declarations: An overview' webinar.

  21. The links have been updated for the next webinars on customs import declarations and Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary.

  22. Information about UK transition online webinars from HMRC has been updated.

  23. New 'Exporting: actions you need to take now' webinar added.

  24. Information about a webinar on UK transition trader responsibilities if you choose to use an intermediary, has been added.

  25. Information about the webinar on importing: staged controls and how to prepare to use them from 1 January 2021 has been added.

  26. Information about the webinar on exporting: actions you need to take to prepare for 1 January 2021 has been added.

  27. First published.