Customs

Import & Export

At Allied Customs we identify the correct Customs procedure and any licences or supplementary conditions that are required and submit the declaration via our software. Ensuring that each shipment has the appropriate documents for the destination country. We provide all customers with copies of their customs documents. Clearances are made in one of the fastest turnaround times on the market. We regularly audit this process to ensure compliance.

NI Full Clearance

If you prefer to use a full import process for NI this is also a service, we provide. Benefits are that once goods are arrived the customs entry is closed without a requirement for a supplementary declaration.

We identify the correct Customs procedure and any licences or supplementary conditions that are required and submit the declaration via our software. Ensuring that each shipment has the appropriate documents for the destination country. We provide all customers with copies of their customs documents. Clearances are made in one of the fastest turnaround times on the market. We regularly audit this process to ensure compliance.

TSS

Simplified Frontier Declaration

TSS simplified journey for goods movements from Great Britain to Northern Ireland via Roll on Roll off. The TSS simplified journey allows businesses to move goods from Great Britain (GB) into N. Ireland (NI) by making a simplified declaration before the goods move & then providing the full information about the goods after they have arrived. This is the most common journey on TSS & is described in the process flow below.

Supplementary Declaration

A Supplementary Declaration, requiring a full data set is always completed after the goods move and used to close the customs journey and pay any required duties and other charges.

Compliance

Most businesses dealing in international trade will be aware of the need to comply with customs regulations, whether they are exporting or importing. Complying with customs regulations is a necessity, and one which requires lots of care and attention. Providing incorrect information can result in delays to goods, as well as customs queries or inspections. Paying too much duty when importing will affect cash flow, while underpaying import duty can result in customs inspections, which can lead to penalties, fines or even legal action.

At Allied Customs compliance is at the forefront of what we do. We ensure staff receive on going training in customs compliance so that you can trade compliantly and with confidence. We regularly preform internal audits to ensure declarations are correct and compliant.

Currently our team hold the below certification:

  • Level 5 Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations (Institute Of Export and International Trade)
  • Certificate in Customs Compliance and Trade Facilitation (CILT)
  • Level 4 Certificate in advanced Customs Compliance (UK Customs Academy) passed

Transit

Transit is a customs fiscal facilitation that delays your customs import declarations and duties until arrival at your final destination. It is an EU customs procedure that can be used between EU and Common Transit countries, such as the UK. It removes costs for entering multiple countries in the same customs regime and allows checks and customs procedures to take place away from the border.

Using the NCTS we can apply for the relevant Transit and assist is securing a guarantee.

Traces & IPAFFS

Traces

The Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) is an online system for health certification.

If you trade internationally in animals and certain animal products, you need to follow particular animal health regulations. While these products are traded freely within the EU, responsibility lies with each member state to ensure that products meet the common animal and public health standards.

The Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) is a web-based system run by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection. It aims to make the paperwork for trading in animals and animal products easier by generating the necessary documents and sending copies to the appropriate authorities inland and abroad, saving traders time and effort.

The system allows traders to obtain export health certificates and movement notifications of their dispatches. It helps the authorities to meet health regulations and traders’ needs.

We can act as the operator responsible for the load. Completing the TRACES entry and managing the load through the Border Control Post with the respective authority. All we require is the Export Health Certificate / Phytosanitary Certification & Catch Certificates for Marine Caught Fish. The original health certificate must accompany the goods.

IPAFFS

An IPAFFS pre-arrival notification is required for the import of certain product types shown below into the UK:-

  • POAO (Products of animal origin)
  • ABP (Animal by products)
  • HRFNAO (High risk food and feed not of animal origin)
  • Plants and plant based products
  • Composite products
  • Germinal products
  • Live animals

NOTE : Goods transiting GB (eg FR to IE via GB) still require an IPAFFS. Goods from NI directly to GB do not.

We are already registered to complete IPAFFS declarations and require very little additional documentation from you to do this.  Officially the IPAFFS declaration must be lodged 24hours prior to arrival but this is likely to be reduced to 4 hours (as is the case with CHED’s in EU).

Completion of an IPAFFS declaration returns a UNN number (format: IMP.GB.2021.1XXXXXX).  This number does not need to be shown on the accompanying health certificate except for products classed as HRFNAO (see above).   The UNN number is required for the GB import declaration to show that controls have been established.

In both cases the products must be accompanied by a health certificate (or equivalent) as well as a catch certificate in the case of marine fish. The original health certificate must accompany the goods (not a copy).