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Discussion in 'International Business' started by Freakzilla, Dec 17, 2020.
I'm not VAT registered either.
The barcode is for the parcel tracking, nothing to do with the contents or value.
It doesn't matter. You MUST affix a CN22 or CN23, depending on the value.
It's very simple, there should be no confusion.
But how does that show if customs\VAT has been charged on it for the receiving country?
However it does give certain information allowing them to decide to charge. Or examine the contents.
Thank you, this is what I'm saying, it isn't definitive. How do they know the value of the item? Anyone could put a low value and they'd never know. I see nowhere on the form for the EORI number.
And normal letters aren't big enough to fit the CN22 on
Letters and documents are not required to have custom declarations attached. They are for goods leaving the country.
There definitely is a field for the EORI on forms CN22 and CN23. I completed one myself for a personal parcel just the other day.
There is a lot information on the Royal Mail website about sending items abroad, whether you are a personal or business customer.
The latest CN22 form on the Royal Mail website dated Jan 20 has no Eori field.
When you generate one through Click & Drop it does have more fields. Maybe the one generated via a non-business account doesn't show the EORI field either. That sample form is a year old as well, which is odd.
Not all click and drop items have a cn22 produced.
I generally write the EORI on the package when exporting.
It's like they do not want it.
There are sometimes letter sized goods sent.
I post some via the post office 3 or 4 times a year.
As others have said you'll need a CN22 label (or CN23 if value £230+). If your using click and drop then it'll ask you whats the contents and value of the parcel and in the settings you can tell it to generate a CN22 automatically with your labels. Click and drop automatically also creates electronic customs information and sends it off to customs so its pre-adviced. This is why if your sending an untracked item to the abroad now with royal mail you'll still get a barcode with what looks like a tracking barcode.
So you'll just need to make sure that you have a CN22 on it and make sure your sending electronic customers data off as its mandatory to do so from today
Yes, never seen one for Channel islands yet....
But what about if you're not click and drop? How do you upload the info? How would an every day person do this who is sending an item to a friend in Europe?
Then you do not upload the info the people in the other country just then go on the paperwork you have provided. Plus spot checks of the items - maybe they open the package and check it.
Perhaps delay it a week or two.
Presumably you will have to include the HS codes as well if you do postage online?
I remember when that was introduced for parcels to the USA.
What a pita that was, especially for businesses like ours who resell different kinds of goods.
I’m glad I retired
Yes, they always say "include HS codes and CO if known" which is a bit vague. The assumption is that customs processing will be quicker if you give them the codes. But we've had a shipment to Hong Kong stuck at Langley HWDC for ages now, although it has a CN22 with all that data on it. My hunch is that the attached invoice copies got lost. No way of contacting them though...
I know exactly what you mean about the codes. We sell items that comprise of several parts with separate HS codes, so it's a real bind. You can save that data in Click&Drop but it's still a lot of work.