Exporting goods to countries outside of the EU

Question posted by Penny Lawrence, on behalf of C N Unwin Ltd in TA12

It seems very difficult to establish the exact export documentation required for each country.

Please could you guide us?

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Darren Playfoot, on behalf of ROCHARD SHIPPING LTD in KT15.

Dear Penny,

It varies from Country to Country, if you want to email me some details I would be happy to assist, advise and quote you for any up and coming shipments you may have. There are certain publications Croners Export Guide being a very good one, you have to pay a yearly subscription fee. Also if you have overseas clients wanting your goods, you can always ask them to supply you with details of what documents they require to clear the goods on arrival and to adhere to any Country regulations.

Please feel free to email me on dplayfoot@rochardshipping.co.uk or 01932 565225
Trust of assistance
Best regards
Darren

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Ian James, on behalf of i2i Infinity Limited in BA4.

Hi Penny,

There is no easy answer to this question as a document set can vary based on the type of goods, destination country, transport method, type of sale (e.g. Letter of Credit) and even per customer in the same country.

When training we often find variations in the documents a customer wishes to produce but the most basic requirement would include an export invoice and packing list. For some countries you may also require a Certificate of Origin which can be applied for online using our system and your local Chamber of Commerce

As a company we're been helping UK exporters produce the correct paperwork for nearly 30 years, using documents in an internationally agreed format. From the full set we offer our system allows you to setup a batch of documents and then associate it to a customer/destination. The system also allows you to produce any export document from the same set of data so when you get asked for the less common documents it's always there without any extra work.

We're based in Shepton Mallet so if you wanted to discuss further please drop me a line. We're solely about the document process so not wishing to impact your freight arrangement.

Hope this is helpful.

Kind regards,
Ian James.

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Hello Penny,
It may help you to remember that you have to prepare documentation for the export and documentation to facilitate the import. In some cases one document will fulfil both roles but in many cases different documents are required.

Take a look at http://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm as this may help you with the requirements for your products and your chosen countries.

Regards,
Susan

enquiries@morley-consulting.co.uk
www.morley-consulting.co.uk

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found on our website by using the following link:

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&resetCT=true&id=HMCE_PROD1_032667

You may find the Export Best Practice Guide particularly helpful.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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