Selling to businesses outside of the EU? Get ready for a lot of customs paperwork! In this guide to export customs clearance, we’ll explain everything you need to know before you start selling goods internationally. From HS codes to Incoterms, we’ll list out everything you need to know as a first time exporter. We’ll show […]
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Tariff Codes for Clothing: HS Codes For Garments
What’s the right tariff code for clothes? If you’re exporting clothing from (or importing to) Ireland, which HS codes do you need to use, and why? Confusion over the HS code system is one of the most common complaints of Irish clothing exporters. There are dozens of different tariff codes for clothing, depending on the […]
Free Trade Zones: A Beginner’s Guide
Free Trade Zones are customs-approved sites that offer tax breaks and exemptions to strategically-important businesses … but how do they work? In this beginner’s guide to Free Trade Zones, we’ll explain how these special economic zones work and why they exist. We’ll talk you through some of the pros and cons of running a business […]
Re-Importing: Customs Rules & Reliefs When Returning Goods
When a customer in the UK (or any other third country) wants to return goods to you, what goes on the customs form? What can you do to reclaim any VAT and duty that has already been paid? In this guide, we’ll explain the basics of re-importing goods back into the EU. We’ll show you […]
Preferential Tariff Schemes: Are You Paying The Right Customs Duty?
What are preferential tariffs, do they apply to your business and if so, how much money can you save? In this guide we’ll explain the basics of preferential tariff schemes: what they are, how they work and where to look if you think you might qualify. We’ll also show you why accurate paperwork and forward […]
Binding Origin Information: What is it and should you get it?
What is Binding Origin Information (BOI)? Do you need Binding Origin Information to export goods to the UK, and how much does it cost? In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Binding Origin Information. We’ll explain how Binding Origin Information can help your business grow in the years ahead, and show you […]
Customs Paperwork When Exporting To The UK
Don’t know the difference between an ENS and an SAD? Not sure why customs are asking you for a CMR consignment note? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! In this guide, we’ll explain the paperwork involved in moving goods from Ireland to the UK. We’ll show you why each document exists, what it needs […]
Hiring a Customs Clearance Service: A Beginner’s Guide
Do you need a Customs Clearance service? How does it work, what’s included in the service and what kinds of transport business can deliver it for you? In this guide, we’ll share everything you need to know about Customs Clearance. We’ll explain the different services that fall under the umbrella of Customs Clearance, show you […]
Customs To & From Northern Ireland: What businesses need to do
Moving goods on a business-to-business basis through the North? There are certain steps that you should take to comply with EU and UK customs laws. In this article, we’ll explain the basic due diligence you’ll need to carry out when moving goods from the UK to the EU via Northern Ireland. We’ll explain the paperwork […]
Rules of Origin: What Every Exporter Needs To Know
Any business that wants to move goods in or out of the UK now needs to complete a Customs declaration … and one of the most important parts of that declaration is Origin! The Origin of goods isn’t always easy to define, but it can have a big impact on the duties you pay, how […]
Brexit Transition Period: What happens next?
It’s been almost a month since the UK formally left the European Union, which means we’ve got about ten months left to sort out a post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK. What happens next, what has been agreed so far and when will those of us trading with the UK know more about tax, customs […]
Incoterms 2020: What’s changed?
The International Chamber of Commerce’s latest version of Incoterms (Incoterms 2020) came into effect on 1st January 2020. Why did the ICC replace Incoterms 2010, what’s new with Incoterms 2020 and what do our clients need to know about the new rules? What was wrong with Incoterms 2010? Incoterms 2010 are still a very […]
Third Country Customs: How it all works
If the UK becomes a third country after Brexit, Irish customs authorities will have to process 12 times as many import/export declarations, and a whopping 100 times as many transit declarations. This week’s article looks at the current third country customs procedures in the EU, and what those of us who trade with the UK […]
HS Codes: A Short Guide
For those of us planning to trade with the UK after Brexit, HS codes will soon become a fact of life. Find out what HS codes are, how they work and how to use them on this week’s article. What is an HS Code? An HS code is a 6 digit number used to […]
UK Election 2019: What it means for Brexit
The ballot papers have been counted, and it’s official: the UK’s Conservative party won by a landslide. As of this morning, the UK’s departure from the EU on 31st January is practically certain. What do these election results mean for those of us in the Irish Transport industry, what happens next, and what should we […]
Baku GLS at the FTA Council Meeting
It’s been a busy week here at Baku GLS! On Wednesday, Baku’s Mary Mullins and Phil Cassidy attended FTA Ireland’s council meeting, where Mary gave a talk on the AEO application process before we were formally presented with our TruckSafe Silver Standard certification. Find out all about the FTA Ireland Summit in this week’s article. […]
Baku GLS awarded AEO Status!
Baku GLS have today been awarded AEO status! AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) is the gold standard for international supply chain operators in Europe. It’s an accreditation that’s recognised around the globe, and it’s only awarded to the most reliable operators with an exceptional track record. Fewer than 250 companies in Ireland hold this prestigious accreditation, […]
Temporary Storage Facilities: A Short Guide
The Baku GLS warehouse in Rosslare is now a Temporary Storage Facility (TSF). As a TSF, we can now hold non-EU goods, not yet cleared by customs, for up to 90 days. We believe that TSFs will play an especially important role in the Irish supply chain as soon as the UK leaves the EU. […]
Johnson’s New Deal: What’s the Difference?
Following weeks of intense negotiations, the UK and EU published a fresh new Brexit deal yesterday, dramatically improving the chances of an orderly departure on 31st October. In this week’s article we look at what’s changed in this new Brexit deal, what the deal could mean for those of us in the Irish transport industry, […]
Positive & Promising: NI/ROI Border Developments
Following “very positive and promising” private talks with Boris Johnson yesterday, Leo Varadkar announced that he could see a “pathway towards an agreement in the coming weeks”. With tentative progress being made on a workable Brexit deal between Varadkar and Johnson, it’s possible that we may, at long last, be seeing some light at the […]
Delivered Duty Paid: Your Responsibilities as an Exporter
After Brexit Day, Irish exporters using DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) Incoterms will find themselves responsible for customs compliance on any shipments moving into the UK. What impact might Brexit have on these DDP contracts, what are the customs costs likely to be, and what can Irish exporters using DDP Incoterms do to prepare? What […]
Operation Yellowhammer: what do we need to know?
It has been another interesting week at Westminster. Moments before Boris Johnson shut down Parliament for five weeks, the UK’s House of Commons managed to squeeze in a quick vote calling for the disclosure of all documents related to Operation Yellowhammer. What exactly is Operation Yellowhammer, what’s in the Yellowhammer memo, and how does it […]
10 weeks until a no-deal Brexit …maybe
Getting a sense of deja vu? You’re not alone! Brexit Day is once again 10 weeks away, with no prospect of a deal in sight and political infighting rearing its ugly head in Westminster. What’s different now, compared to the same time six months ago, what are the odds of a no-deal Brexit on 31 […]
Clear Customs Initiative: Getting Ireland Brexit Ready
Have you registered for the Clear Customs Initiative yet? Launched earlier this month, Clear Customs is a support programme designed to give Irish exporters, customs agents & intermediaries the tools they need to build their customs capacity. Backed by Government, Enterprise Ireland, CILT, the IEA and the IIFA, this new initiative gives every affected business […]
Customs after Brexit: Tariff Rates on UK Imports
When the UK leaves the EU, what new customs duties will be payable, how much will these duties be, and who will end up bearing the cost of any increases? This has been the question on everyone’s lips in the transport industry, and until recently, it was impossible to get a reliable answer. Thanks to […]
Customs after Brexit: CHIEF and CDS
Hundreds of thousands of businesses in the UK and EU will need to make customs declarations for the first time in the weeks following Brexit. The UK’s tax authorities are upgrading their customs IT infrastructure at the same time, creating uncertainty around which systems to use and when. In this article, we look at the […]
Breaking the Brexit Deadlock: What Happens Next?
The risk of a no-deal Brexit on 1st June fell this week as the UK began to prepare for European Parliamentary elections. By going ahead with European elections on 23 May, the UK meets the terms of the 31 October flextension; they now have six months to put together a Brexit plan and avoid a […]
Preparing for No-Deal: Customs Procedures at UK Ports
There’s just one week left until 12 April, and the UK parliament are still no closer to a workable withdrawal agreement. With one week to go, we look at what EU clients can do now to prepare goods for movement through UK ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Customs Declarations: Arriving at a […]
Incoterms after Brexit: a handy new guide
If you trade entirely within the EU, it’s possible that you haven’t come across Incoterms yet …but you’ll soon know all about them. When the UK leaves the EU, we expect Incoterms to become the new standard for trade, so we’ve created a handy one-page Incoterms guide. What are Incoterms? Incoterms are global standard contract […]
TSP: the UK’s new Brexit customs framework
A short guide to TSP: the UK’s new Brexit customs framework Last month the UK tax authorities announced simplified importing procedures for UK businesses importing from the EU after Brexit. TSP is meant as a temporary sticking plaster to protect the UK’s supply chain in the event of a no-deal Brexit …but how does it […]