Need Help With Importing & Exporting After Brexit?
We Provide a Customs Brokerage Service Across the Irish Sea.
Now Is the Time to Prepare!
For any business wanting to trade across the EU/GB frontier after 1st January 2021 there will undoubtedly be new customs requirements. There will be additional paperwork, tariffs to deal with, and in some cases, health and/or phytosanitary certificates will be required.
With guidance and procedures constantly shifting in the run-up to Brexit, importers, exporters and hauliers should prepare for the worst-case scenario now.
When You Need to Be Ready
With the EU and the UK still in Brexit negotiations, the customs situation is constantly evolving.
The requirements and timelines for paperwork, tariffs, physical checks and prior notice of movement of goods will depend on whether or not a Brexit ‘deal’ is secured and on where you are importing/exporting to and from.
With an expected additional 200 million customs declarations required next year and a shortage of customs agents, it is imperative that importers, exporters and hauliers start planning now.
Peace of Mind
Using McCulla Ireland as your professional customs service provider means you don’t need to invest time and energy in navigating the complexities of changing customs regulations, leaving you free to focus on your core business operations.
- Avoid potentially significant costs associated with getting new procedures wrong!
- Avoid the inconvenience of delays at borders
- Avoid dealing with several government agencies with one point of contact at McCulla Ireland
Customs Clearance Across the Irish Sea
When you choose McCulla Ireland as your customs service provider, we can provide an outsourced customs solution for any importer/exporter or haulage company, including:
- Advice and support regarding customs processes and requirements
- Preparation of customs clearance documents to comply with both Irish Revenue and HMRC
- A neutral service to arrange your customs clearance needs, regardless of which freight forwarder you have engaged to arrange the transport from the origin country
Customs Clearance Across the Irish Sea
Any importer/exporter or haulage company that chooses McCulla Ireland as its outsourced customs service provider will receive;
- advice and support
- preparation of customs clearance documents to comply with both Irish Revenue and HMRC
- Even payment of tariffs on its behalf via our duty deferment accounts.
As well as your own preparations you will need a customs agent. McCulla Ireland has been the trusted partner for moving goods between and within the UK and Ireland for more than 50 years. We can manage Brexit together!
We have created a series of handy “how-to” guides to help you prepare for Brexit. We recommend you view these first – click here. Once you have each of these steps completed we will be in a position to assist you.
If you aren’t already registered with customs as an importer or exporter you need to apply for an identification number. This is called an EORI number.
Like EORI numbers identify your company, commodity codes identify your products to customs authorities. A commodity code is a 10 digit number.
Commodity codes can also be referred to as:
Taric codes; or
These are all the same thing!
Incoterms describe the commercial arrangement between the buyer and the seller. They provide standardised and agreed reference points between a buyer and a seller in a Sales or Shipping Contract.
A Health Certificate may be required if your goods contain product of animal origin. This is a physical document – the only part of modern customs procedures that has not yet been digitised. The document travels with the product and gives assurance of food safety.
Addresses of seller/shipper & buyer/receiver
Credit terms and methodology for payment
Currency of transaction
Date of invoice / transaction
Description of what is being transported
EORI or tax ID numbers
Other information required to allow the goods to cross international frontiers e.g. Commodity (Tariff) Codes & supplementary units & country of origin
References numbers & important transaction numbers e.g. part or purchase order numbers
The Incoterms (and freight charges for pre-DAP terms)
There are many, many acronyms relating to Brexit and customs. If you are an importer or exporter this handy guide explains everything you need to know!
A Customs Agent or Clearing Agent is an accredited company with local Government Authorities who will arrange the passage of freight through the Border and will have an in-depth knowledge of this area.