Get ready to submit export declarations from the UK after Brexit

After the end of the transition period, UK companies will need to submit export declarations when exporting goods from the UK to EU countries. If you are new to customs handling and want to export low-risk goods via ferry or train (RoRo), the following step-by-step guide will help you get started with a standard export procedure.

Get ready to submit export declarations from the UK after Brexit

Step-by-step guide to prepare for standard export declarations procedures

Apply for an EORI number 

To submit export declarations, you will need an EORI number . You can apply for an EORI number online. If you already have an EORI number, make sure that it starts with GB.  


Know the commodity codes of your goods

To complete an export declaration, you will need the commodity codes of the goods you wish to export.


Know about licence or other special requirements

The types of goods being shipped will determine whether you need an export license or other documents and certificates. You should therefore examine your goods carefully. For instance, dual-use goods , controlled goods , plants, and animals all require licences.


Check conditions for zero VAT rate

Find out under which conditions you can apply zero VAT rate and whether you meet them. For example, you may need to retain evidence of these exports and adhere to certain time limits.


Register for NES to start self-filing

Once you have decided that your company will manage its export declarations by itself (self-filing), you need to register for NES.


Get access to the government’s customs system (CHIEF)

Export declarations to HMRC need to be submitted electronically. Your company therefore needs to have access to the government’s customs systems in order to engage with HMRC for exports. Currently, this is still “CHIEF ”. However, UK customs is planning to replace this system with “CDS” in the future.  


Complete your export declaration using Export Filing: CHIEF

AEB’s Export Filing: CHIEF software offers an easy-to-use interface enabling a quick start to file your own export declarations. You can easily enter the data required for your export declaration in a simple web screen. After completing data entry, multiple stages are triggered until goods reach their final destination. The easy mode of Export Filing: CHIEF will accompany and guide you every step of the way.

Easy Mode for RoRo exports from the UK to the EU

Watch the video tutorial to see how easy it is to handle exports for low-risk goods in roll-on roll-off traffic with AEB's Export Filing: CHIEF software. 

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Export declarations beyond Brexit

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