Are you prepared for Brexit?

With the UK Government still negotiating with the EU for the withdrawal from the European Union it is important that you prepare for the possibility of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ to ensure you can continue importing and exporting as efficiently as possible.

There are a number of things that you can do to prepare:

Apply for your EORI number

You will need to apply for a European Union registration and identification number to move goods in or out of the EU. This is required for Customs Clearance. Visit www.gov.uk/eori to apply

Duty Deferment account (DAN)

The Duty Deferment scheme allows you to make monthly payments to HMRC for Duty or VAT fees. If you want IFS to arrange your Customs Clearance, you will need to provide authorisation
Commodity codes. You will need to identify the correct commodity code for your goods, this will determine the Duty of that will be applied, thereby making the Customs declaration process much easier

License for your goods

Some goods will require an export license in order to be moved in or out of the EU, therefore you should determine whether your goods require a license prior to its movement

Transitional Simplified Procedures

To avoid delays on UK imports, we highly recommend that businesses apply for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-simplified-import-procedures-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal

Commercial Invoice Checklist

For each shipment, a commercial invoice is likely to be required to present when clearing goods through Customs.

> Commodity code(s)
> Customs procedure code
> EORI number
> Incoterm
> Country of origin
> Shipment weight
> Shipment value
> Details of packaging
> Description of goods
> Commercial invoice
> Packing list
> Details of importer
> Details of exporter

Whatever the outcome, as your International freight forwarder, IFS will be here to assist you with any enquiries you may have.

Simply call our friendly and helpful team on:

+44 (0) 1709 610 000

Or send us a message >

IFS Services – ‘Customs Clearance and Warehousing’ (6 of 6) with International Freight Solutions

You’ve arranged for the transportation of your goods and know they are going from A to B but don’t forget that all-important paperwork! This is the topic of our final blog about the services offered by IFS.

Cargo Containers, International Freight SolutionsCustoms brokerage can be arranged to facilitate the customs clearance process. Export documentation including Letters of Credit, Certificates of Origin and EUR1 can also be provided. Let us help you make the paperwork easier.

We can also offer warehousing facilities  for your container loads that may be arriving from overseas for unloading and storage for the short or long term to help smooth over the process of their transition.

Call our team who can advise you on what might be the best service for you! Alternatively, complete our enquiry form and we will respond to you promptly.

IFS Services – ‘Ancillary Services’ (5 of 6) with International Freight Solutions

Don’t forget your insurance is the message of our next blog! In our series on IFS services today we are highlighting the importance of insurance.

Stay in touch, International Freight SolutionsIt is surprisingly common for companies to assume that their carriers ‘limited liability’ will somehow cover them in the event of damage or loss of goods. This is not always the case!

Here at IFS we believe it’s best practice to remind customers that their goods may need insuring to full value to ensure they do not lose out in the event of a claim. Also don’t forget to check who is expected to arrange insurance cover, whether it is the Exporter, the Consignee or the Forwarder.

Call our team who can advise you on what might be the best service for you! Alternatively, complete our enquiry form and we will respond to you promptly.

IFS Services – ‘Ocean Freight’ (4 of 6) with International Freight Solutions

IFS Ocean Freight Forwarding Services, South YorkshireContinuing with our series on the services offered by IFS, next up is our Ocean Freight Services.

Ocean Freight Services are ideal for shipments that are less time-sensitive. They are a much more economical way of shipping large or bulky items worldwide. We have a global network of Ocean Freight agents and partners.

Shippings go weekly by all major shipping lines and from all the world’s major ports. We can even arrange for onward local delivery to your final destination. Full container loads as well as part container loads are dealt with and of course there’s always our export documentation and customs brokerage services that can be arranged.

Call our team who can advise you on what might be the best service for you! Alternatively, complete our enquiry form  and we will respond to you promptly.

IFS Services – ‘Air Freight’ (3 of 6) with International Freight Solutions

Make worldwide air freight easy with IFS. Our Direct Express services use scheduled flights with all the major airlines to ensure a fast and reliable service. This can be organised as a door to door or airport only service.

Air Freight, International Freight SolutionsAlso check out our ‘Consolidated’ service if you are looking to save a little more on the service and aren’t in so much of a rush (a 5-6 day transit time). This pre-booked space is bought by an agent from the airline in advance.

Offering daily departures from all UK airports to over 220 countries with a global network of Air Freight agents and partners there are plenty of reasons to choose IFS!

Call our team who can advise you on what might be the best service for you! Alternatively, complete our enquiry form  and we will respond to you promptly.