Export (from the EU to the UK)
To export goods out of the EU the Export Control System is applied.
The exporter has to make an export/transit declaration to receive an MRN number from Customs. This MRN number has to be pre-registered in the eDesk system to the terminal.
2. Arrival @ Exit
The container/vehicle is linked to the MRN number. The terminal confirms the arrival of the goods at the export terminal in a report. The Arrival @ Exit service facilitates this process based on already existing eDesk information.
3. Export Manifest
Next the container/vehicle has to be linked to a vessel. The shipping agent has to send to Customs information of the goods loaded on the vessel. NxtPort provides an automated draft manifest based on load confirmations received from the terminal.
4. Vessel exit
Finally, the exporter will receive an exit confirmation when the vessel, wherein the goods are loaded, leaves the port with a destination outside the EU.
Import (in the EU)
Goods imported from the UK will be considered as arriving from outside the EU. They can either be cleared or be stored in transit (custom bonded warehouse or terminal).
1. Import Manifest
The shipping agent has to send the import manifest (CUSCAR) of all imported goods into the EU to Customs. Upon arrival, the goods are stored in transit.
2. Import Consignment
The Importer of the goods or his forwarder makes a customs declaration, based on the CUSCAR data. Via the NxtPort platform, importers or forwarders can digitally re-use the information to automate their declaration process. A digital handshake between the shipping line and data user is facilitated via NxtPort (charges apply).