Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Shipping and Forwarding Group Offers Simple Guide to Importing Goods Under CFSP

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Customs Freight Simplified Procedures
Shipping News Feature
UK – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – In common with fellow shipping and forwarding agents staff at John Good Shipping have been concerned that many traders in the UK are still not conversant with what will be required when the Brexit conundrum finally turns up its toes, particularly if a 'no deal' scenario is the result.

To this end the Hull headquartered freight group has prepared a Guide to CFSP, the Customs Freight Simplified Procedures to give the system its somewhat convoluted title. Downloadable for free to any interested party the Guide takes the reader through a brief history of how non-EU import and customs warehouse procedures can and do work.

It lists the advantages to using the system which, although not mandatory, will be welcomed by many importers who will find the streamlined checks speed up release of goods whilst offering certain economic benefits.

The Guide explains the two types of CFSP authorisation (EIDR and SDP) and which goods they are suitable for, with links to the Union Customs Code from where the information is derived, plus those goods which are prohibited from using the procedure.

There are links where necessary to discover who is and who is not eligible for the procedure, who can self-declare, plus the alternatives for those excluded from this for whatever reason, making essential reading for those who keep putting off finding their way through the Customs maze.

You can check out the Guide here together with its associated links for further research.