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France: Getting in from Great Britain - Steps and Guide to import a la francaise - for businesses

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

The UK left the European Union on 1 February 2020.

Since 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is a non-EU country. You need to carry out customs procedures each time you trade with the UK and file a customs declaration.

Customs declarations are used to:

- calculate duties and taxes,

- compile international trade statistics,

- perform targeted controls.

The customs declaration form has 54 boxes and can be completed by a customs agent or you can complete it yourself. It should be filed with the relevant customs office, i.e. the office where the goods are presented, either when the goods are presented or up to 30 days before the goods are presented at the relevant customs office (advance

customs declaration).

Download an extensive guide to French Customs processes and procedures here:

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