Export/Environment licence required for scrap exports?

Question

Dear Board

Currently we are providing front end support to an auto supplier exporting to the automotive sectors.

Now we are looking to export ferrous and non-ferrous scrap to Africa and Asian countries. We are unable to find right information on the license we need to do this business.

Do we need export license or any other license from environment agency here in Scotland? Our operation will be acting as a sourcing agent or buying scraps from the yards and send outside UK.

Please reply with your valuable suggestions

Answer

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.

Licensing Requirements:

Some goods may require an import licence from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. If a licence is required, it should be obtained before the goods are imported. Further advice can be obtained by calling the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills by e-mail at enquiries.ilb@bis.gsi.gov.uk

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

Answer

Hi There

You do not need an export licence to move this scrap out of the UK but your buyer will certainly require an Import Licence or be an approved distributor. Regardless of the fact that scrap metals are making good money abroad, there is a huge cloud with shipping lines over abandonment, Currently in India there is over 5,000mt of rubber tyres unclaimed or abandoned by receivers normally because they are not registered importers or they do not have a licence. As Exporter on the Bills Of Lading YOU will be the first point of contact by the shipping lines chasing to recoup their money, This will not only be the sea freight Door to Quay Charges but also any quay rent incurred and YOU are liable for it. We are strongly recommending customers receive payment in full upon loading and before export and be careful who you deal with there are hundreds of buyers but probably a third of them are probably legit. If I can assist you in anyway with the shipping then I will be pleased to help.

Best Regards
Ian Robery
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Unit 1 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: +44 (0)1268 289653
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 117585
Fax: +44 (0)1268 289649
Email: irobery@stigl.co.uk
Website: www.stigl.co.uk

Answer

Further to my response to your question, please note that your goods will require an Annexe 7 completed for each container load you ship. A copy must be stuck to the container wall by the back doors for customs inspection. I can assist you with all the relevant documentation to ship this cargo so please contact me for further information

Best Regards
Ian Robery
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Unit 1 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: +44 (0)1268 289653
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 117585
Fax: +44 (0)1268 289649
Email: irobery@stigl.co.uk
Website: www.stigl.co.uk

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