Brexit - info
2021 has started with a lot of turmoil due to Brexit. It has since long been clear that there will be customs clearance between the EU and the UK in 2021, yet many companies have been unprepared.The goods flow to and from the UK have been slow and probably there will be problems before the routines come into place. It is important to notice that in terms of customs, the UK is now equal to any non-European country, customs handling is not less complicated. All parties are now charging fees for this handling. In the future our customers will be asked to submit a customs authorization if Scanlink is to make the customs clearance.
Import - the agreement states that no customs duty is levied if the goods meet the conditions of origin and that this can be proven. A declaration of origin is required, which is written on the invoice or on another document that describes the goods in sufficient detail.
Export - you need to apply to the Swedish Customs in order to become a registered exporter and to obtain a Rex number. An origin declaration must be established if the value of the goods exceeds 6,000 Euros.
For those of you who import / export food and agricultural products - the goods may require a permit alt. licenses in the future. In 2021, the international standard ISPM 15 will also apply to all wooden packaging when trading with the United Kingdom.
It is very important that your invoice is correct, it must in addition to the usual information contain:
• Address information and organization number (VAT) for both the Swedish and the British company
• Number of packages and type of packaging
• Weight, gross and net
• Product description and HS code
• Value of goods and currency
• Incoterms with location
• Country of origin and declaration of origin, dated and signed if the product is from EU / SE.
Scanlink has long experience of handling different customs procedures to and from different countries around the world. With us, you are in safe hands even after Brexit. As always, just get in touch if you have any questions about your transports.