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You will need a Carnet. Check out our How To Use an ATA Carnet guide.

This is an NCTS T1 transit movement – watch this space! You will need a comprehensive guarantee in place.

A Safety & Security Declaration (SSD) is used by border authorities to analyse the potential risk caused to their territory by goods crossing their border. It is not about the duties and taxes.

There are two types of declaration – ENS (entry summary declaration) and EXS (exit summary declaration).

You need an SSD from GB-EU & GB-NI. (S&S GB SSDs will be required from EU-GB from the end of 2023).

CustomsLink is a cloud-based software program that enables users to make import and export customs declarations with the added benefit of using the same data to cover other necessary UK-EU port and border processes connected with ferry shipping to/from the UK.

This includes lodging Safety and Security Declarations and requesting GMR numbers from the UK’s GMVS system. The platform is accessible on smartphone, tablet and desktop and is online 24/7 to provide the solution to your Brexit headache with an easy-to-complete user journey, supported by self-explanatory guides that help you, step by step through the process. Our aim is to ensure your wheels keep turning.

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.

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