If you’re company is VAT registered, you should have received your EORI number directly from HMRC, but if not you can apply here
EXS: Exit Summary Declaration
Created by the EAD to alert the export border that the shipment is on its way
This allows the Border Force and HMRC time to decide if the vehicle maybe required to stop for additional checks
The agent who is appointed to pay VAT and any possible duties in the destination of the shipment
Such duties (or taxes) must be paid in the relevant customs territory – so if you’re shipping from the UK into the EU, this agent will act on your behalf.
GVMS: Goods Vehicle Movement Service (Smart Freight Portal)
A software combines everything electronically - amalgamating all of the information and numbers together, enabling drivers to move between countries
This creates the GMR number.
GMR number: Goods Movement Reference number
The final number for which the clearance agent will request to enable a truck to get onto the ferry
This number is generated by a combination of documents uploaded to the GVMS
Letter of appointment of a Direct (or indirect) Customs Agent
An agent is sometimes appointed to act on behalf of a customer. In order to officially represent, you must complete and sign a letter of appointment of a Customs Agent
Known in the Eu as a Direct/Indirect Representative
A Direct Customs Agent acts in the company’s name. If there is an error it is the customer’s liability unless it is the agent’s fault, in which case there is joint liability.
Indirect Customs Agent: the agent acts in their own name, on behalf of the customer. If there is an error, they are jointly liable.
MRN: Movement/master reference number
The MRN is a unique number in the EU that is automatically allocated by the customs office that receives/validates and accepts an electronic customs declaration, a re-export declaration, exit summary declaration (EXS) or a re-export notification.
The T1 shipping note is a customs document used in cross-border movement of goods for transporting customs goods from one customs office to another. Basically, the T1 note is used to carry non-EU goods within the EU territory. The T1 transit procedure is opened by customs at the point of departure.
Our step-by-step checklist to preparing your documentation ahead of Exporting your goods.