Customs

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The Goods Vehicle Movement Service is a customs system of the British Customs Authority designed to speed up clearances of vehicles arriving from the EU by allowing pre-lodgement of the manifest. When goods are shipped from China, there is ample time to process documents and clear shipments. The ferry from the European Union reaches the United Kingdom in two hours, which means trucks could end up waiting for clearance, creating delays and blockage at the port.

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The Customs Authority will check if the import declaration matches the ATO. The Aangifte Tijdelijke Opslag (ATO), which translates into the Declaration of Temporary Storage, is the carrier’s responsibility when the goods are unloaded. If there are discrepancies, the Customs Authority will refuse the import. They will also check if the goods are available, in other words, if the ship has already arrived at the port. If not, the Customs Authority will deny the import declaration.

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When Parts Become a Bicycle

Dutch Customs is currently putting an increased focus on imported bike parts. These checks are all after the import has taken place, hence their name: Controle na import (CNI, check after import). The parts are imported under HS Code HTS Code:

8714 .. .. Parts And Accessories For Motorcycles, Bicycles And Other Cycles, Including Parts And Accessories For Delivery Tricycles And Invalid Carriages

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Moving forward, the Customs Authority will check if the import declaration matches the ATO. The Aangifte Tijdelijke Opslag (ATO), which translates into the Declaration of Temporary Storage, is the carrier’s responsibility when the goods are unloaded. If there are discrepancies, the Customs Authority will refuse the import. They will also check if the goods are available, in other words, if the ship has already arrived at the port.

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Please be aware that the classification of your goods has an impact on:

Binders: the importance of classification
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We are very proud to announce that we have welcomed PX Safety to the Customs Support family as of October 1st.

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Our people enable our customers’ flow of goods coming into the European Union and leaving it. We work behind the scenes and often out of sight. We work from our offices and in customer locations. We can be found at seaports, airports, container terminals, and at any other location where the Customs Authority wants to inspect our customers’ shipments.

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The world has gone digital and logistics is going digital as well. An increasing number of companies are stepping up investments in digital solutions. Customs Support has always closely followed the technological developments and digitization of customs processes. We have the systems and software in place to communicate digitally and seamlessly with the Customs Authorities.

AI technology holding a city with robotics - digital landscape of trade
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It has been four years since the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union. Negotiations are still going, but a quick deal doesn’t seem to be near. Let’s have a look at where we stand currently.

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Risks and Costs for the Seller

The seller is responsible for arranging and paying for transportation to the ship and is also responsible for loading the goods onto the ship. The risk used to transfer to the buyer when the goods go over the rail of the ship. This was confusing as the risk would transfer when the goods were midair, while the seller was responsible for loading them onto the ship. Since Incoterms 2010 the rail of the ship is no longer mentioned. The risk transfers when the goods are delivered, in other words, placed on the ship. 

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