EU-UK Trade Customs clearance solutions for efficient trade with the UK
The EU–UK trade is a fast business. With offices in both the EU and the UK, we are ready to handle your customs clearance needs. Get your goods to their destination in time, ensuring that logistics is not delayed by customs. Secure your EU–UK trade lanes with our efficient and compliant customs solutions.
What you gain:
Secured lead times
Tailored customs processes contribute to improved supply chain resilience.
Rapid customs clearance
Offices on both sides of the Channel to ensure smooth customs clearance at the border.
Avoid fines and delays with customs solutions up to date with the latest legislation.
What you get:
As your customs partner we have the capacity and knowledge to handle your customs clearance at scale and to support you in all your customs needs – with optimized processes tailored to your supply chain demands.
IMPORT, EXPORT AND MUCH MORE
We provide all relevant customs services required – including Customs Freight Simplified Procedure (CFSP) under our own permit for speeding up the importation of goods.
OPTIMISED CUSTOMS PROCESSES
Get tailored customs processes with a high degree of automation – optimising your data flows and reducing manual handling.
PRESENCE IN EU AND UK
Offices in both the EU and the UK facilitate your handling. With a single point of contact, instructions and required data for export and import can be submitted in one order.
UP TO DATE WITH COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
Customs declarations submitted in accordance with the latest customs legislation.
KGH has well-trained, experienced customs administrators to handle your customs clearance at scale and in time.
COMMUNICATION WITH AUTHORITIES
We clarify queries and stay in contact with customs authorities to reduce the risk of delays at the border.
Our services for smooth EU–UK trade:
We overview the whole customs process and can act as an intermediary between exporter, importer and border control for an efficient, compliant customs clearance. You can find detailed information about the services relevant to your business below:
Hassle-free customs clearance for fast access to your goods.
Swift and compliant customs clearance for a smooth export business.
Reduce lead-times and move your cross-border goods more freely by using transit procedures.
Importing your animal & plant products safely into the EU.
Safeguarding your goods flows to the UK when Entry Health Certificates are required.
“For our customers, we can control the entire customs process and act as a single point of contact to facilitate their EU-UK trade in the best possible way. Get in touch, our dedicated team is ready to support you!”
Peter van Asselt, Sales & Customs Product Manager
What are the UK Import Models that became effective from 01.01.2022?
UK Import Models as of 1.1.2022 – The UK border locations will offer either the temporary storage model or the pre-lodgement model.
Some UK locations operate a mixed-model approach where either of the models can be used, the location in conjunction with the Ferry operator determines which model applies.
More information about these models as well as updates to regulations and lists of port operating model can be found on the website of the European Commission under Taxation and Customs Union.https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs-4/international-affairs/third-countries/united-kingdom/new-import-formalities-bring-goods-eu-uk-1-january-2022_en
What do you need to know about the Pre-lodgement model for UK imports?
When UK border locations operators choose to operate the pre-lodgement model, the IT platform Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) shall be used.
See the list of ports for GVMS here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/list-of-ports-using-the-goods-vehicle-movement-service
More information about import models for the UK as well as updates to regulations and lists of port operating which model can be found on the website of the European Commission under Taxation and Customs Union: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs-4/international-affairs/third-countries/united-kingdom/new-import-formalities-bring-goods-eu-uk-1-january-2022_en
What should EU carriers and hauliers prepare for when entering the UK?
EU carriers and hauliers need to prepare before moving goods to the UK – In all border locations where the pre-lodgement model is chosen, the carriers and hauliers need to use the GVMS to confirm that they have the correct import or transit documentation. This needs to be confirmed before the goods can be moved between the territories of the EU and the UK. In all designated pre-lodgement locations a GVMS Goods Movement Reference (GMR) is required in all circumstances.
More information about import models into the UK as well as updates to regulations and lists of port operating which model can be found on the website of the European Commission under Taxation and Customs Union: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs-4/international-affairs/third-countries/united-kingdom/new-import-formalities-bring-goods-eu-uk-1-january-2022_en
What do I need to know about the new system for processing customs entries in the UK?
HMRC is closing the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on 31 March 2023. The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is replacing CHIEF as the UK’s customs platform. All businesses will need to use CDS for the declaration of their goods. KGH is also prepared for the switch.
HMRC will gradually reduce CHIEF services by switching off functionalities in two phases:
- Import declarations – 30 September 2022
- Export declarations – 31 March 2023
Further information on Customs Declaration Service on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/customs-declaration-service