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Posted Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:44:20 GMT by John Pattinson
We are a small manufacturing company. A major EU client has requested that our shipments (manufactured by us from materials sourced in the UK) should be accompanied by a T1 form. Our shipments previously went by DHL Int Express, took 2 days and cost £65 (a 16kg carton containing 30 identical items). A T1 form will result in a charge of £850. Advice on HMRC is that we should use T1 forms but all freight forwarders we have approached say this is wrong. As a manufacturer exporting a finished product direct to the customer we should just be sending with a CofC, Statement of Origin, Invoice and Delivery note. Can you shed some light on this?
Posted Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:46:41 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Thank you for your question, we are unable to comment on commercial decisions and costs of shipping, transit is a procedure that allows goods to move between two points in a customs territory without paying tariffs and taxes at each point, but a guarantee is required to secure all charges on the goods. If you want to move the goods using the T1 Transit process we are unable to comment however this will be your own commercial decision for your business however in order to use the transit procedure the declarations must be submitted electronically via the NCTS system, link enclosed Use the New Computerised Transit System - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) If these items are being sent by post, I enclose a link that might prove useful. A CN22 form will be required for goods under £270 and a CN23 for goods over https://www.postoffice.co.uk/mail/customs-forms Further details are enclosed https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-143-a-guide-for-international-post-users/notice-143-a-guide-for-international-post-users#exports I attach a link for transit procedures to the EU https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-move-goods-between-or-through-common-transit-countries-including-the-eu#movements-starting-in-great-britain-england-wales-and-scotland. If you are moving multiple items together you may be able to move these goods together as a single transit movement under one declaration. You could apply under an Authorised Consignor status, which enables movements to start at an exporter’s own approved premises, link enclosed https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-to-be-an-authorised-consignor-or-consignee Alternatively, your goods could be placed into one consignment with others reaching the same destination under the “Groupage” approach. Further details of this is on Page 173 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1004070/2021_July_BordersOPModel_Publishing__2_.pdf however the comments above is solely commercial decisions to make based on your business model.

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