HANNON to provide in-house Customs Clearance Service

HANNON Transport is to offer its customers a dedicated, in-house customs clearance service.  The service will be operational from 01 January 2021.

The new service will be headed up by our Head of Brexit Preparations, Donard McCann.  A lawyer by trade, Donard joined the HANNON team in November 2019 and has been dedicated to spearheading the HANNON Group preparations for Brexit.  Donard has also completed formal training in customs procedures and requirements.

  1. Understanding of what any eventual deal (or no-deal) will mean in terms of customs procedures for EU – UK, UK – EU and T1 & T2 Transit movements
  2. Recruitment and training of dedicated team of up to 30 in-house Custom Administrators.
  3. Put systems in place to handle customs documentation and processes for both our internal team and HANNON customers.
  4. Provide advice and assistance to HANNON customers to help them understand any new customs requirements that come out of the BREXIT negotiations and what it means for them.
  5. Integrate internal processes with government customs systems such as TRACES, IPAFFS, CHIEF, etc

With just over six months to go until the end of the UK’s transition period, Donard’s current focus is raising awareness among current HANNON customers.  A six-month communication strategy will commence next week.  The communication will involve a pro-active plan to systematically contact HANNON customers to better understand their needs and help kick-start their preparations for BREXIT.

Start your preparations now.

2 easy steps you can take to get your BREXIT preparations underway are to start to get your EORI numbers and Commodity Item codes organised.

EORI - Economic Operators Registration and Identification numberEconomic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI)

Businesses and people wishing to trade must use the EORI number as an identification number in all customs procedures when exchanging information with Customs administrations.

From 01 January 2021 you will need an EORI number to move goods between the United Kingdom and the EU.

More about EORI Numbers

Get your Commodity Codes organised

A commodity code will be required  to be declared for all goods when declaring them for import or export.  The commodity code will determine the duty rates (if any) that are levied on the goods, as well as restrictions and prohibitions, among other things.  Commodity Codes can also be loosely referred to as Taric Codes, HS Codes, Tariff Codes or Tariff Headings.

It is important that understand what commodity codes are and that you develop a list of the codes for the products which require transport.  You will need to provide the right commodity code to ensure that you pay the correct amount of customs duties, taxes and other charges.

Download our handy Commodity Code List Template which will help you start to get your Commodity Codes organised.  It is best to start this as soon as you can.

Download Commodity Code List Template

Talk to us about preparing for BREXIT