Can CustomsLink arrange Transit movements?
Yes, the CustomsLink software handles NCTS (New Computerised Transit System) movements.
My Haulier has chosen CustomsLink to handle my customs declarations, how much does it cost me?
Your Haulier will be able to discuss what fees they charge you for this service.
Using this service helps them keep their cost down to you – if you arrange your customs clearance yourself, your Haulier will still need to re-enter all your details to obtain Safety and Security Declarations and then arrange to clear port community systems.
Do I need to be registered in the EU to send my goods there?
In order to make an import or export declaration in the EU, you need to have an entity based there. This means that if you are UK based, you can make a UK import or export declaration, but need an EU entity to represent you in the EU to make a declaration there.
I sell my goods Delivery Duty Paid, can I still do this?
Unfortunately, in many cases this can be difficult. In order to sell your goods Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) you need to have a base both in the UK and the EU, then first export to your entity in the other customs territory before arranging final delivery.
Speak to the CustomsLink team to make sure your paperwork is all in order to do this.
If I already have my UK Customs Clearance, am I ok to ship to/from Europe?
No, you will also need to make sure that the EU customs clearance is arranged, as you require an export and an import for each movement.
If your buyer/supplier in the EU is arranging this, all you need to do is input the EU MRN (Movement Reference Number) into CustomsLink alongside your UK customs entry and the Haulier will be able to complete the movement.
I am a Haulier and some of my customers do their own Customs Clearance. Do I need CustomsLink?
Yes, if your customer gives you a Customs Clearance document – you still need to lodge a safety and security declaration.
SSDs are required for EU countries from 1st January 2021, and from 1st January 2022 for the UK. You will also still need to submit data to the relevant pre-lodgement model for the relevant EU country (e.g. Portbase in the Netherlands, Smart Border in France, GVMS in the UK, PBN in the Republic of Ireland).
Manually these tasks are time-consuming and prone to error. If you manage your customs in CustomsLink, you can overcome these barriers.
Does CustomsLink support Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)?
Yes we are CFSP authorised, but you will still need to complete the full entry before a deadline. This process is ideal for larger importers.
Contact our team for more information.
Can CustomsLink do EU Customs Clearance as well?
CustomsLink can arrange customs clearance for you in a number of EU countries through our partner network.
Please contact us for the current list.