From 30 September 2023, the UK increased restrictions on importing steel and iron products from Russia.
For goods under chapters 72 and 73 of the tariff good it is a requirement to present evidence (if requested) of the supply chain of the base metal for the declared goods. Detail on the expected evidence is shown below:
Demonstrating supply chain history
Traders should be prepared to have documentation available to demonstrate evidence of a good’s supply chain, which must be consistent with the prohibitions under the regulations.
Evidence requested to be provided through documentation could include:
- the country of origin of the iron and steel products processed in the third country (or third countries) after the fact
- the date that the iron and steel product left its country of origin
- the country(s) and facility(s) where processing has taken place
An example of evidence may include, but is not limited to, a Mill Test Certificate (MTC), or Mill Test Certificates (MTCs) where the relevant information cannot be summarised in a single document.
Exporters of these classified products should be familiar with the process and be able to provide this information to importers.
Ligentia will in the first instance seek copies of the MTCs prior to submitting entries but for clients clearing under direct representation we would consider a confirmation and instruction that no goods under headings 72 and 73 being cleared are prohibited from import and base materials are not sourced from Russia.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Customer team if you have any questions.