If you have chosen to delay making customs declarations on non-controlled goods imported from the EU this year, now is the time to start thinking about making your supplementary declaration.
Supplementary declarations are due within 175 days of shipments arriving in GB, so will soon be required for anything imported in January 2021.
If you are using an intermediary to deal with your declarations, or if you have used a freight forwarder, you should have already agreed who will be making the declaration. If you have chosen to delay your declarations, you will need to provide your intermediary with detailed records on your imported goods so they are able to make a declaration on your behalf.
Delayed declarations will also require a duty deferment account, which allows you to make one payment each month for any imports rather than paying every time you import goods. Even if you are using an intermediary, most will require you to have access to your own account.
If you have chosen not to use an intermediary, you will need to complete the supplementary declaration yourself for any imported goods which are not controlled into GB.
Guidance on making your supplementary declarations can be found on GOV.UK.
Should you have any queries regarding the above, please contact our Customer teams.