A T1 transit document allows goods to travel from the UK to an EU destination country without the need to make an import declaration at the first port of entry into the EU.
For example, for goods travelling to Germany by road, you can enter the EU through any coastal port without the need to declare customs. The import declaration can therefore be made in Germany once the transit movement has been completed.
We create transit declarations on your behalf using TransitNet. TransitNet is a global transit service offered to approved clients. As holder of the Common Transit Convention (CTC) procedure, TransitNet acts as 'principal' with Customs Authorities in all CTC countries and we will be your agent.
• We will submit and monitor transit declarations on your behalf
• We will arrange comprehensive bank guarantees through TransitNet to cover duty and tax due on your goods whilst they are in transit
• TransitNet operates under EU Common Transit regulations and principles
The main benefit of moving goods under transit is that no customs duties or taxes are payable as the shipment moves from one country to the next within the EU. Duties and tax is paid in the destination country once the goods have arrived and the transit movement is ‘discharged’.
With direct links to the HMRC Customs handling system and all inventory linked ports, we can ensure that your goods, no matter where they enter or leave the UK, will be cleared for onward transportation smoothly. We can help you keep your time sensitive supply chains moving efficiently and economically ensuring custom clearance is accurate, timely and avoids additional costs through delays or errors.