From 1st January 2022, there will be a number of further changes to the Brexit process which may impact your European shipping:
- Origin Declarations required when shipped
- HS Code changes
- Zero-rated tariffs
- Potential delays if incorrect supporting information provided
Since Brexit (January 2021) there has been ‘temporary easement on customs declarations’ under the Staged Customs Controls rules. This will be removed from 1st January 2022 and full customs declarations will be required to ensure speedy clearance and application of the correct Duties & Taxes.
A suppliers’ declaration provides information about the ORIGIN OF GOODS being exported. The suppliers’ declaration can be made on the commercial invoice for the goods shipped, or on any other commercial document that fully identifies the goods. If this is not correctly provided, carriers will still clear your items however full tariff rates may be applied.
Origin means where goods (or the materials, parts or ingredients used to make them) have been produced or manufactured. It is not where the goods have been shipped or bought from- please check HMRC for further details.
If you upload your own Customs Documentations- please be sure to include/ add the Declarations. If you are using the ITD Scurri system origin declarations will already be included using the origin information you provide when making your booking (therefore no change is required).
There will be new commodity codes and deletions from 1st January 2022 in accordance with The WCO (World Customs Organisation) actioning the roll out of their 7th edition of its Harmonised System (HS).
Please check your HS Codes and change accordingly. This WILL AFFECT your clearance process and may delay shipments. Some exports may be able to benefit from zero-rate tariffs (where applicable under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement), providing they meet the rules of origin information required.
To benefit from the preferential tariffs, customers must have proof that:
- goods imported into the UK from the EU originate there
- goods exported to the EU originate in the UK
Limit potential delays
These new changes mean additional checks will be made at the ports of entry, so please ensure EVERY SHIPMENT has the correct supporting documentation & declarations, which include all required information.