BREXIT CHECKLIST FOR TRADERS:
- Register your business with customs: An Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number is required. (Click here)
- Appointment of a Customs Clearance Agent to act as a Direct Representative. (Click here)
- Description of goods presented and Tariff Classification / Commodity code on commercial invoice. (Click here)
- Consider applying for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status. (Click here)
Some useful Reading:
- Irish Government issue: "Brexit Preparedness Checklist"
- The Department of Agriculture Contingency Plans
- Bord Bia Brexit Barometer
- Intertrade Ireland Grants: “Get ready for Brexit”
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Our inhouse Customs Brokerage company - Manifests Ireland – are an approved supplier and are ready to offer best in class services.
We endeavour to keep our clients informed with up to date information from Irish + UK Customs and the EU Commission.
To book an appointment or further information please contact: [email protected]
Our recent Customer Ezine Release:
Dear Valued Customer,
Whilst the UK Government and subsequently HMRC are releasing very little up to date information or / and offering scant support to businesses in the UK that currently export to the EU. We have found Irish officials, in stark contrast, are being far more proactive and engaging with businesses and the transport industry.
Following attendance by our Customs Clearance experts at seminars held by various professional bodies in Ireland we have decided to issue some advance guidance of our own to our customers who currently ship goods to or from the United Kingdom.
Please bear in mind that the information contained herein is based on the information as we understand it as of the 14th February 2019 and may well change in subsequent updates.
Hopefully common sense will prevail, and the UK will leave the EU in a timely and well-ordered manner with a deal that suits all parties, in which case we envisage there being time to make suitable arrangements prior to the end of the transition period in December 2020.
In the event of a cliff edge exit on the 29th March 2019 we are confident that we will be able to facilitate the necessary requirements by Customs and Excise in Ireland, but this will require some additional input from the “Consignor / Shipper” in terms of shipment information that we will be required to provide to Irish Customs.
In order to our make our Traffic Management System ready for the preparation and transmission of Customs Entries, we would like to identify the additional data we will require for all consignments to or from the United Kingdom.
This additional data may not officially be required in the short term and although we are not implementing the change to processes until the exit situation is clearer we do believe it prudent to allow clients time to prepare and make the necessary preparations at their end if the worst outcome materialises.
The additional data required to be either input on the Trans-Bridge Portal or to be included in EDI files will be:
- CONSIGNOR EORI NUMBER (OWNER OF THE GOODS IF FROM A 3PL)
- COMMODITY CODE (8 – 10 DIGIT NUMBER)
- ACCURATE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
- CONSIGNEE CONTACT DETAILS (EMAIL OR TELEPHONE NO)
- CONSIGNEE EORI NUMBER
- COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE
- VALUE OF PRODUCTS
- TOTAL SHIPMENT VALUE
- REASON FOR EXPORT
We have included some definitions of terms below that we hope you will find useful:
Economic Operator Registration & Identification
Temporary Storage Facility (Bonded Warehouse)
Import Control System – Customs & Excise Software System
Movement Reference Number
Transit Document to move goods from Customs Office of Departure to Customs Office of Arrival without paying Customs Duties or Tax
New Computerised Transit System – Customs & Excise System to which Transit Declarations are submitted
Authorised Economic Operator
Entry Summary Declaration (Also known as – Security & Safety Declaration)
Current clause agreed in the exit deal that prevents a Hard Border being implemented on the Island of Ireland
Please contact your local office representative for a more detailed guidance on how to prepare - Contact us