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IMPORT GUIDE: Essential Flowcharts and Videos to get you started

(S,P) Confused about getting your goods into GB or EU? With videos, guides and checklists, importing is more straightforward, argues Arne Mielken of Customs Manager Ltd.

This webinar explains:

  • customs import declarations on controlled goods imported into Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) from the EU

  • the process for simplified, supplementary declarations and delayed import declarations for import goods which are not controlled for up to 31 December 2021

  • key terminology

Easy, government-approved flowcharts make importing a walk in the park, right? How to bring goods into the UK from any country, including how much tax and duty you’ll need to pay and whether you need to get a licence or certificate.

An import is goods brought into a jurisdiction, especially across a national border, from an external source. Importation is the action of buying or acquiring products or services from another country or another market other than own. The party bringing in the good is called an importer. An import in the receiving country is an export from the sending country.

As a purchase order is confirmed by a supplier and prepared to be shipped to the buyer certain actions need to be undertaken to facilitate a successful customs entry at UK port. These are the standard operations that need to be carried out to manage the import process proactively.

10 Steps to Importing in under 5 minutes

Guide 1: How to import goods from the EU into GB

Download • 294KB

Guide 2: Step-by-Step guide to import into the UK

Import goods into the UK_ step by step -
Download • 148KB

Guide 3: Importer Support Pack

Importer Support Pack
Download PDF • 582KB



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