Supplementary declarations must be submitted to HMRC using the Customs Handling and Import of Export Freight (CHIEF) system, 175 days after importing non controlled EU goods into the U.K.
The six-month deferral grace period for the reporting of delayed import declarations means that any goods moved on 1 January 2021 will need to be fully declared from 25 June 2021 (175 calendar days from 1 January 2021). Businesses cannot delay until the new year.
If businesses miss the six month deadline for making supplementary declarations, they may be liable to pay hefty fines and will lose the option to use the Delayed Declaration Scheme going forward.
In March 2021, the U.K. Government announced a six month extension to the Delayed Declaration Scheme which is now due to run until 31 December 2021. If taking advantage of the Delayed Declaration Scheme, supplementary declarations will be required well into 2022.
You can find more detailed information on the Delayed Declaration Scheme here. We can help you decide the best option for your business - defer or submit U.K. customs documentation now.
Businesses also have the option of appointing a customs agent such as Tudor International Freight to make all necessary customs declarations on your behalf.
If you are looking to take advantage of the Delayed Declaration Scheme or have any queries regarding customs documentation we can assist you. Contact us at Tudor International Freight, on 0113 250 1155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Us - Tudor International Freight
Established in Horsforth, Leeds, back in 1991, we are a logistics company who are experts in road, air and sea freight. We transport goods to most major cities, towns and suburbs across all 6 continents. We go over and above to ensure that our client’s products, goods and cargo are transported around the world safely and successfully. We are a family business, who are still based in Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire.