Depending on the goods which you import, you may be able to defer customs declarations until 1 July 2021. However, you will need to clarify whether your goods are ‘controlled goods’ or IPAFFS goods to determine when you will need to make declarations.
Familiarise yourself with the UK Global Tariff which establishes the tariff rate on imports.
A GB EORI number will be needed to import goods from Europe. If you are responsible for importing from Northern Ireland you will also require an XI EORI number. Also, if you are responsible for completing the import customs declarations in any other EU member state you sell to, you also need an EU EORI number.
A health certificate or licence may be needed when you import certain products such as animals, animal products and excise goods.
Use the UK Global Tariff to find out if/what rates apply based on your commodity codes and rules of origin.
Check whether your goods are ‘controlled’ and as such normal rules for making import declarations will now apply. Click here
Check the INCOTERMS in your sales contract to find out if you will be responsible for import declarations.