To import any type of goods from outside the UK, a GB EORI number is mandatory. The next step is to collect all relevant documents: authorization for customs agent commercial invoice packing list arranged all needed authorizations and licenses pay your duty and VAT(if your company is VAT registered you can use postponed VAT accounting-PVA)
How to import into the UK
How to export from the UK
Authorisation for a customs agent commercial invoice, packing list arranged all needed authorizations and licenses
To enter an international trade, you should start with applying for a GB EORI. The Economic Operator Registration and Identification number allows HMRC to recognize your business in the customs systems. EORI is needed for all exports and imports from and to UK.
From 1st November 2022 , the UK has moved to new customs system CDS. All importers in the UK should be registered in the new system, it allows importers to check: on – line Import PVA Reports It gives an option to set up a cash account for payments to HMRC If an entity has their own deferment account, please remember to authorize your customs agent to operate on your behalf.
If you need more information:
Export of goods into the UK – what do you need to know?
Import of goods into the UK – what do you need to know?
Merchandise trade of goods from the European Union on the territory of the United Kingdom. What can’t be sent in a parcel to the UK?