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T1 movement documents

Goods that are being shipped from the UK through multiple EU countries to their final destination require a T1 document to allow this movement, these are known as Normal and Simplified.
With a Normal T1 movement the haulier will need to stop at a customs office to collect the T1 document before departure from the UK resulting in long delays. With a Simplified T1 movement the haulier can go directly to the port of destination without any delays.
HICS Worldwide are a "known consignor" which allows us to issue Simplified T1 movement documents for more information please contact us.

Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA)

In the spring budget 2020, it was announced that Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) will be available to UK VAT registered businesses for imports from anywhere in the world from 1st January 2021, when the transition period ends. This will stop the need to pay VAT at the border when making customs declarations and businesses will account for VAT through the normal VAT returns. Written instructions will be required when customers wish to use this accounting procedure.

From January 2021, in order to fulfil the import process, all traders will need to ensure that they have the following:
  • A GB Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number before moving their goods.
  • The Commodity Code of their goods – needed to make a customs declaration regardless of import or export.
  • The customs value of goods – required to make a customs declaration, the valuation rules are based on international standards (the World Trade Organisation (WTO) valuation agreement). They will not change from 1 January 2021.
  • Traders will need to consider how they will make customs declarations to HMRC and to decide whether they will engage with a Customs Broker to do this on their behalf.
    Traders moving controlled goods must submit a standard customs declaration this includes those moving excise goods. Traders must use the customs process currently applicable at the Port/Airport that they are using to move their goods. They must ensure that any specific licensing requirements are fulfilled.
    Traders moving standard goods will have two options for submitting customs declarations for importing. Use deferred declarations through (CSFP) customs simplified freight procedures which will allow the free flow of goods or use existing customs declarations to clear goods at the point of entry into the UK.

    Through our relationship with Community Network Services we now have access to the Compass Maritime system which allows us to customs clear through six additional ports including Dover, Southampton and Portsmouth. These ports will be very significant post Brexit with haulage and transport companies using these gateways on a daily basis.

    Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Accreditation

    AEO is an accreditation achieved by businesses that meet strict customs critera by demonstrating quality, compliance and trustworthiness in the international supply chain.

    Our Services

    We pride ourselves on building solid, collaborative relationships with our clients. AEO Accredited, we offer a range of services from our full clearance facilities around the world:

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    HICS Worldwide is now owned by Channel Island postal authority, the Jersey Post Group. This acquisition, along with the Jersey Post Group purchase of Fraser Freight in 2016, represents the start of a new era for the Jersey Post Group of companies with the partnerships enabling global reach through an extended range of products and services for new and existing clients.

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