Get prepared for customs clearance
As a trusted advisor of the UK’s Governments Cross Border Logistics Delivery working group, Kuehne + Nagel is acting to support trade facilitation. Therefore, we are perfectly positioned to efficiently manage your UK customs clearances.
Our Brexit checklist
After three-and-a-half years after Britons backed Brexit, the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) has now completed its passage through the UK and EU Parliament. With the formal ratification of the Withdrawal agreement, Britain will officially have left the Customs Union formally on January 31st, 2020, with the subsequent transition period coming into play for the next 11 months ending on December 31st, 2020. Despite the recently ratified Withdrawal agreement, every consignment to and from the UK will be subject to customs declaration after the end of the transition period on December 31st, 2020.
At Kuehne + Nagel, our first priority is to keep your goods moving smoothly, the same way as you are used to – also after Brexit. To guide you through the necessary information required to transport your goods between the EU and the UK after Brexit, we have compiled a helpful checklist for you.
We manage your UK customs declarations after Brexit
What we need from you:
TSP – Our Recommendation for transports to the UK
The UK government has implemented Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) to ease the transport of EU-goods into the UK. TSP reduce the amount of information UK recipients of goods need to give in an import declaration when the goods are crossing the border from the EU. TSP are applicable for most types of goods (excl. e.g. dangerous goods). To access the benefits of TSP, the UK recipient of the goods needs to register for TSP. Once registered, the TSP registration number needs to be provided to Kuehne + Nagel.
Please note: If Kuehne + Nagel does not have a business relationship with the recipient we are legally not allowed to approach the recipient to obtain their TSP registration number. This usually applies when doing shipments for EU-based companies.
Using TSP mitigates the risk of delays at the border, because it reduces the amount of information you need to give in an import declaration. When presenting your TSP number, customs clearance does not have to be done immediately at the border, so most shipments will not need to queue for clearance at the port.
For more information download our TSP Flyer here.