Duty reliefs

Duty reliefs

Traders can claim money back for, or delay payment of various customs duties and VAT for some exports outside the European Union (EU). This page explains the types of duty relief available, as well as other relief schemes that allow traders to pay reduced or no duty if goods are exported under specific conditions. Inward processing relief (IPR) IPR gives exporters relief on customs duty to boost sales from the EU. You can either suspend…

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Key export control documents

Key export control documents

This page is a summary of the declarations and other paperwork you’ll need to complete before your goods are exported, as well as other types of documents you may need for exports to specific countries. Single Administrative Document (SAD) An export declaration, known as the C88 or SAD, must be completed. Read our guide to declarations and the Single Administrative Document. Merchandise in Baggage (MIB) MIB is a declaration that passengers use to export commercial goods…

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Moving goods through the EU to non-EU countries (indirect exports)

Moving goods through the EU to non-EU countries (indirect exports)

This page explains the procedures for transporting goods through the European Union (EU) to third (non-EU) countries, also known as indirect exports. New EU-wide procedures that computerise and control indirect exports are now in force. The Export Control System (ECS) is an electronic messaging system that passes messages to other member states and aims to be a system that runs throughout the EU to tighten security on indirect exports. Working alongside Customs Handling of Import…

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Preferential trade agreements

Preferential trade agreements

This page explains how trade agreements and preferential rates of duty can benefit exporters. In order to help European Union (EU) trade, reciprocal trade agreements have been established with a range of countries worldwide. These agreements allow goods that originate in the EU (in accordance with preferential origin rules) to benefit from preferential duty rates when declared to customs in the partner country concerned. If you are exporting to a country with a preferential trade…

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