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.
CustomsLink have made this easy for you. When you choose CustomsLink to manage your border processes, we help you to get both you and your customers prepared. Simply upload your customer contact details into your secure profile (either individually or in bulk) to generate an invite to your customer to register. Your customer is sent a trader welcome pack, explaining the process and helping them prepare, with useful advice on items such as Tariff Classification and how to set up a deferment account.
As our system transacts with customs authorities we will need to verify their identity during the first sign-on process. You can follow which of your customers are registered from your Haulier dashboard.
Some of your customers may already organise their own customs clearance, but you will still need their information to complete safety and security declarations and obtain port passes. The CustomsLink platform allows pre-completed customs declarations to be uploaded to the platform so you can obtain the necessary safety and security declarations and get through the ports.
When you choose CustomsLink you can onboard a list of Hauliers who work for you. By doing this, once you have them set up, you can send them invites to contribute their transport information and you can send them documents electronically.
Unfortunately, we are not currently able to help you with this, but we are working hard on developing a solution.
Yes, CustomsLink can fill in the entry for you using our Classic service. Speak to our team about your requirements.
Your Haulier may also be able to fill in the details for you on the system however, you must provide these details to them.
Our system has been designed to be simple to fill in, for people in all parts of the supply chain. Check out some of our other Support Centre content to get help if you need it.