UK VAT registered businesses that trade with the EU only
Additional customs declarations are anticipated in each country
number of units entering UK major ports per year by lorry
Find out how Descartes can help mitigate delays through ports due to Customs Declarations.
The significant increase in customs checks and declarations through UK ports for roll-on roll-off (RoRo) traffic will create delays in goods being released by UK Customs.
This will impact anyone involved in just-in-time delivery of goods such as fresh produce, fast parcel deliveries, parts for manufacturing and service, medicines and large groupage loads.
Many companies are now looking at setting up their own External Temporary Storage Facility (ETSF) to mitigate potential delays through UK customs.
ETSF’s are often located further inland away from the port or frontier.
RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) traffic can exit the port quickly and the customs declarations can be conducted at the ETSF avoiding unnecessary delays.
It can take several months to set up an ETSF so now is the time to act.
Descartes Pentant Community Service Provider (CSP) software is an approved CSP with an interface to HMRC’s CHIEF and the new Customs Declartion Service (CDS) for customs declarations.
Descartes Pentant software will speed up the process of getting your ETSF approved by HMRC.
The Descartes Pentant ETSF solution has been specifically designed for road transport operations into inland temporary storage facilities anywhere in the UK.
The HMRC and Border Force approved Pentant CSP Inventory system delivers control and compliance to your ETSF. By moving your customs clearances away from the congested border to your inland premises, under the same controls, rules and regulations, it brings all operations in-house rather than at remote port clearance sites.
Based on Pentant’s many years of experience, with inventory-linked Ro-Ro movements through the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel, the software provides the same level of detail and granulation required at a truck level for the clearance of goods, but at your own site.
This means that import and export declarations as well as security filings will need to be submitted for goods moving between the UK and the EU. Businesses need to be ready to handle customs processes from 1st of January 2021.
Be Brexit ready with Descartes Systems software solutions.
Days remaining before 11pm 31st December 2020 when new procedures may start
Find out how Descartes can help you comply with the revised customs declaration procedures and minimise delays through UK ports.
Discover how Descartes software can help you make the transition to Brexit?
Our team is standing by to answer your questions and to guide you through the customs, logistics and supply chain changes that will occur.
This includes the UK HMRC's transition to CDS and setting up an ETSF to mitigate delays at UK ports.
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