Make sure that your business has an EORI number
You'll need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number starting with GB to continue importing your goods. Get an EORI number
Decide who will complete your customs paperwork
There are two ways to complete customer paperwork. You can either do it yourself or look for an agent to complete them for you.
Transitional Simplified Procedures
You can also apply to make importing easier using Transitional Simplified Procedures. This reduces the amount of information you need to give to complete a customs declaration. View guidance on Transitional Simplified Procedures
Do you need a deferment accounts?
If you import goods on a regular basis then you may need to set up a deferment account. This will enable you to pay your customs duties once a month instead of with each shipment. How to set up a deferment account
Check duty and tax rates
Check the rate of duty and tax you will have to pay on the imported goods. This will depend on the classification of the goods. Find out more about Tariff Codes
Check if you need to do anything else to enable you to import the goods
You might need to change the labelling on your goods, apply for licences, or find and approved UK border inspection post where your goods can enter the UK. Find out more about Import Licences
Check the incoterms which are applied to this transaction
Incoterms define the role between seller and buyer at an international level and who has to do what at what time? In the contract between the seller and the buyer. Find out more about Incoterms