Arrival messages

Arrival messages should be made as the goods arrive at the port or airport and must contain several specific pieces of information.

Departure messages

As with arrival documentation, departure messages should contain all core information required to progress the movement of goods, the detail of which will be completed by the customs agent.

If transport details on the departure messages are incomplete, you will need to seek permission from HMRC before withdrawing any goods from the port.

Repairs and leasing

Goods exported from the UK for maintenance or repair (without a change of ownership) may use a Customs Special Procedure at export and subsequent re -import. The use of a Customs Special Procedure could potentially reduce any relevant duties at the time of re-import.

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