To ensure flexibility when moving goods out of Great Britain via the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel there is a dual Freight Location Code (FLC) that should be used. This will help to avoid errors within the Goods Movement Reference (GMR).
For example: If the export declaration is created using Dover’s FLC but the driver then travels through Eurotunnel using a GMR with the Eurotunnel FLC, it will contain errors.
If the driver checks-in without correcting the errors, the GMR will be invalid, and the driver will be turned away until these errors are corrected.
Hauliers, drivers, or logistics companies must -
- ensure your supply chain and, in particular, the trader, intermediary or declarant, know which border location you will be leaving from
- make sure you check that they have used the dual FLC if you’re exiting via Dover or Eurotunnel.
- make sure you have a process in place to contact the declarant, in case of an error within the GMR so they can correct the declaration.
Traders, exporters, intermediaries, or customs agents must -
- ensure you know which border location your haulier, driver or logistics company will be using to exit Great Britain with your goods
- use the dual FLC if your goods are leaving via Dover or Eurotunnel.
If there’s a chance the driver may change their routing after the declarations have been created, we suggest using the dual FLC for Dover/Eurotunnel to avoid any potential errors or delays.