THINGS TO KNOW
- EORI NUMBER - The Economic Operator Registration and Identification number (EORI) is required to import and export goods to/from the UK. If you already ship goods outside the EU, you will be in possession of an EORI number, otherwise you need to request it through the website of the local customs authorities: enter correct link (EORI_In_Italy)(estimated time 10 days).
- HS CODE - HS commodity codes, an acronym for Harmonised System, are essential for exporting or importing goods and allow customs to identify the type of product and the VAT or duty rate that applies to it. Visit the following website for the HS codes: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs.
- HMRC NUMBER - For shipments not exceeding £135, the UK government has made it compulsory for the exporting company to pay VAT. The latter, regardless of whether the recipient is a company or a private individual, and the Incoterm (predefined international trade terms) of the shipment, must register online with HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs: the UK Tax and Customs Agency) and choose the method and period of payment. The registration, to be made only once, issues an identification number to be included in each invoice for any amount not exceeding £135.
- SENDER'S AEO NUMBER - The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is a code, which is not mandatory for the completion of customs procedures, making them easier and faster. For more information you can consult the Customs Agency website: https://www.adm.gov.it/portale/it/dogane/operatore/operatore-economico-autorizzato-aeo/conosci-aeo.
- RECIPIENT'S CONTACTS - After the transition, contact details will become a key element in the shipment of parcels to the UK. The absence of at least one contact person could make it difficult to collect a duty or tax or request further details. For this reason, customers will be required to provide an e-mail address or telephone number of the recipient and, if possible, both.