Import & Export guides

Click below for EXPORT process information.

Click below for IMPORT process information.


Useful links

Postponed VAT accounting (PVA)

From the 1st January VAT-registered business can account for the import VAT on their VAT returns. This measure will apply to goods imported from all countries, both EU and non-EU. Be aware if using this scheme, you will not receive a C79 or an invoice from ourselves as a documentary record of Import VAT paid. 

Please see HMRC's latest fact sheet and FAQ's on PVA [click here]

Importers can register for an online Monthly Postponed Import VAT Statement [MPIVS]. 

Deferment Accounts

A deferment account is required if you wish to pay HMRC directly for any import DUTY or VAT (if not using Postponed VAT accounting). Most businesses can now apply for a deferment account with a ‘guarantee waiver’ of up to £10,000 per month. 
If you do not have a deferment account, Davies Turner can make these payments on your behalf. 
For more information on how to apply for a deferment account, please [click here]

Exporting goods to Northern Ireland

Please [click here] to find our requirements for moving goods from GB to NI.

Commercial Invoice requirements to process an export to the EU

To allow the smooth transit of goods between the UK and the EU there is certain information we require. [click here] to view our requirments.

Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU 

[click here]

Letter of Empowerment

Davies Turner is able to assist all clients with the necessary Export Customs declarations or Import clearance processes as appropriate. In order to achieve this for you as quickly as possible it will be necessary to have your authorisation and agreement to act on your behalf. If you have not already completed our Letter of Empowerment, please ask your account manager or email [email protected] and we will provide you with a link.

ISPM15 Pallet standards

ISPM is the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures. ISPM15 is a global regulation intended to prevent the spread of plant diseases and pests through wooden packaging materials by requiring them to be heat-treated (HT). Currently, ISPM15 rules do not apply to pallets moved within the EU – and therefore do not apply to movements between the UK and other EU countries. However, as the UK is becoming a third country to the EU on January 1st 2021, all Wood Packaging Material crossing the UK border into the EU will need to be ISPM15 compliant. For more detail please [Click here]

EORI number

Make sure your business has an EORI number for more information [Click here]

 For additional information concerning Brexit, contact your local branch contact or dial 0330 030 1870