Brexit with Move Expert

The UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020 and from January 1, 2021, it will cease to apply European standards. Brexit is almost there and you need to get ready in order to cross between UK and the EU.

The information below, will help you understand what you will need to do in order to be ready for the process between the UK and EU.

It is divided in 2 sections: in the First section we will be explaining to you the documents needed and in the Second section we will explain the process to manage borders control.

What documents will you need in order to cross the border between UK and EU?

Here are the first 10 steps to be fully prepared before BREXIT

To be able to move goods from the UK to EU and EU to the UK, you need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number (EORI).

You may register online and create an EORI NUMBER through customs agencies in your own country.

At Move expert we can provide an EORI number for you, depending on your country of origin, for more information, please contact one of our customer representatives at infotmation@eurotax.fr

With Move Expert you will be able to declare your goods through our partner SGS.

You may contact one of our customer care representatives to help you with the process at support@move-expert.com  

Some types of goods will require additional sanitary certificates, security references.

Medical goods, dangerous goods, weapons, …etc, we kindly ask you to be sure about the regulations and authorizations for your goods before crossing the borders.

You should know that VAT might apply or any excise duty, depending on the type of goods you will transport, to avoid, any issue at the border please make sure to have all the informations necessary by visiting the two websites below : 

You may visit the HMRC’s website for any question about VAT at :  https://www.gov.uk/vat-businesses

You may look at this website to calculate the VAT or any other tax that will be applied on your goods : https://madb.europa.eu

 In Belgium and Netherlands, Pre-notification of customs are required before arriving at the ports
–  For Netherlands : Portbase (Netherlands)
–  For Belgium : RX Seaport (Belgium)

For truck drivers : the documents below are required in the truck at any time in both UK and EU. 

3 different cases :

  • EU operators must be licensed by their own country of establishment and carry a copy of a Community Licence at all times. Arrangements for operating in the UK from 1 January 2021 are subject to ongoing negotiations. We will not hesitate to give you the updates about this situation once we get more information.
  • UK hauler undertaking international work will continue to need the relevant operator licence.
  • Hauler with a Community Licence will be automatically issued with a replacement ‘UK Licence for the Community’ to be used from 1 January 2021. A copy of the new UK Licence for the Community should, in all circumstances, be carried on board of all vehicles when the drivers are in the UK starting from January, 1 2021.

Note: The Possession of a UK Licence for the Community will not necessarily guarantee the right for UK hauler to do business there, from, and within the EU. This, of course, will depend on the outcome of UK-EU negotiations. This guidance will be updated as soon as the new rules are agreed upon.

UK hauler travelling to or through the EU may require a European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permit for some journeys starting from 1 January 2021. The journeys for which ECMT permits are required will depend on the outcome of UK-EU negotiations. This guidance will be updated as soon as the new rules are agreed upon.

A Green Card is an international certificate of motor insurance. It is accepted in the 48 countries that are part of the Green Card scheme. UK drivers are likely to need a Green Card to drive their vehicles in the EU (including the Republic of Ireland) from 1 January 2021.

EU operators can currently continue to carry out cabotage in the UK. This matter is also subject to the outcome of UK-EU negotiations.  This guidance will be updated as soon as the new rules are agreed upon.

EU operators doing business to, from or through the UK will need to carry proof of motor insurance for their vehicle and trailer. A Green Card or other proof of motor insurance will be recognized in the UK.

EU and UK operators would have from January 1st to comply with the laws of Posting of Workers as the UK will become the third country to the EU.

You can contact us at support@move-expert.com to have more information.

How to follow the right process in order to manage the borders control?

Travelling from France to the UK

Before you arrive in Dover:

Depending on the type of transport (Transit, TIR .. etc) you need one of the four options below :
·      TAD: Transit Accompanying Documents, for Goods under the transit regime
·      EU EAD MRN Barcodes
·      DGDDI: Envelope Single Barcode
·      TIR/ATA Carnet

NB: At the ports in France, your driver must present one of the 4 options

Your arrival in Dover:

If no problem with the customs is detected by the customs upon arrival, the driver will be able to continue his/her journey. For your information, some controls might be done after July 2021

  1. Starting from January 1st, 2021 
    For the UK authorities (UK Import) GMR (Good Movement Number) is required only for goods travelling under Transit (CTC).

    For French authorities (EU Export) references of export documents are required including Transit.

  2. Starting from July 1st, 2021

     

    For UK authorities (UK Import) GMR (Good Movement Number) is required for all vehicles even if empty or postal.
    For French authorities (EU Export) references of export documents are required including Transit.

    From this date, ENS Safety & Security declaration will be required.

Your driver will declare if the vehicle is empty upon arrival at the port or terminal. The process is defined by customs authorities. GMR will be mandatory from 1st July 2021 for empty vehicles and postal goods.

In order to avoid making customs declarations for every crossing, a unique declaration can be made for empty containers (e.g. crates, plastic trays, etc…) if carried regularly

Ferry Operators’ has the mission to collect and transfer this data to both authorities but not to check or control the validity of the documents.

If you have multiple declarations with different barcodes, French customs have developed a solution whereby you can generate one single barcode (envelope code) thus grouping the declarations and saving time in scanning documents. Contact us if you need help for the one single barcode.

Travelling from the UK to France

Depending on the type of transport, you need one of the four options below:

 

• TAD : Transit Accompanying Document ( for goods under Transit regime)

• Import Pre Declaration Barcodes

• GMR ID

• TIR/ATA Carnet

•  Sanitaries and Phyto-sanitaries documents ( if applied)

Note: Empty trailers and postal goods must have a GMR (Good Movement number)

 Starting from January 1st, 2021, before entering Kent, you must have a valid permit by completing the Check a HGV is Ready to Cross the Border, through this link, this check list will make sure all your paperwork are in order to cross to the EU.


Note: Without this permit you might be subject to a fine of 300£. 
You must send an Entry Summary ENS for all transport from UK to EU

This transmission should be done before crossing the border between UK & EU on the French ICS (exceptions: Postal deliveries, Vehicles with registration in EU)

 

This ENS should be sent 2 hours before the arrival at the port and terminal

 

Mandatory tests for drivers before entering France.

Arrival at the port :

Drivers of loaded trailers should present correct declaration MRNs (on a piece of paper or mobile device) at Move Expert we can send your MRN number when processing your booking with our ferry service.

 

For empty trailers, drivers should complete the standard check-in process including border exit checks, and move to the loading lanes in preparation to board the vessel (accompanied) or take the trailer where instructed within the yard (unaccompanied)

 

Arrival in France:

Depending on the status of your Custom declaration and the type of goods, you will be in the Green Line = all clear you can continue your transport towards your destination. You will be in the Orange Line = you need to get controlled on your goods by Customs / or controlled by the SIVEP (for any goods with a sanitarias or phytosanitary certificate)

  1. Starting from January 1st, 2021 

    For the UK authorities (UK Export) GMR is required only for goods travelling under Transit (CTC).
    For French authorities (EU Import) references of import documents are required including Transit.

  2. Starting from July 1st, 2021

    For the UK authorities (UK Export) GMR is required for all vehicles even if empty or postal.
    For French authorities (EU Import) references of import documents are required including Transit.

Before travelling, either the driver must have the sanitary certificates on board or hauler has to be sure that the digital sanitary certificate has been sent with the relevant DCSE to the French sanitary authorities through TRACES NT.

They will then be required to proceed to the Centre Douane SIVEP after the crossing where the relevant certificates will be requested by the SIVEP agents.

Customers carrying seafood will need to proceed directly to the SIVEP facility in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

In some rare occasions, for instance when goods of plant or animal origin are declared as unsuitable for entry into the EU for sanitary reasons by SIVEP, the owner of the goods will be asked to choose between having the goods destroyed (at their cost) or travelling back to the UK, escorted by the authorities (at the haulier’s cost).

Green or orange instructions will be given to your driver directly after his crossing and clearly displayed on digital panels on the exit road.
When going to the orange line, you will be asked to provide additional information about your customs, to provide additional documents, or certificate in case of transport of Sanitary, Phytosanitary goods.