Costly customs entry errors
Customs entry errors are costly and can result in VAT and duty demands long after the error occured
In a costly lesson, a major UK fashion retailer and their freight forwarder agent experienced the importance of correctly completing customs declarations and supporting documentation.
On behalf of the retailer, the Freight Forwarder/Agent had attempted to declare multiple movements to Outward Processing Relief (“OPR”). However, upon HMRC investigation, several errors where detected.
Detected errors included:
- Tariff classification code and written description in import and export documents did not match
- The export document did not properly identify the consignor or their number
What happened next and what was the end result? And how could Emma E-Doc have eased the process? Download the case to find out.