What will happen to international trade declarations from the 25th June onward?

22nd June 2021

In July 2020, the British government implemented a new border operating model to ease the flow of goods coming into the UK from Europe to avoid delays at the customs border ports.

This initiative means that from 1st January 2021, companies could import goods without having to undergo the full import customs procedures and paying VAT and Duties, they could instead, have the goods delivered directly to their points of destination in the UK having opted to use the deferred declaration scheme and file to HMRC Simplified Frontier Declaration.

Companies wishing to use this facility had to qualify with the following HMRC authorisations.

  • CFSP authorisation. (Customs Freight Simplified Procedure)
  • EIDR import management system. (Entry in Declarants Records)
  • Complete the full, supplementary declarations 175 days after the import date.

This means that goods you imported on 1st January 2021, you must submit the supplementary declaration on 25th June.  Goods imported on 2nd January must be fully declared on 26th June and so on.

The import VAT element should have been accounted for, but if duty was payable on the goods, you must pay the duty in full.

The Sheffield International Trade Centre does have CFSP authorisation through their ChamberCustoms™ platform and will be able to submit your supplementary declarations.

Please check all of your imports from 1st January 2021 and ensure they have been fully cleared, VAT and duty (If any) paid.  If you haven’t followed full CFSP procedures, ChamberCustoms™ can still support you to ensure you remain fully compliant.  

If you require assistance, please contact international@scci.org.uk or call 0114 201 8888.

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