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If you have chosen to delay your Customs Declarations since 1st January 2021, for goods imported from the EU into the UK, you are running out of time.

The scheme rolls out for the imported goods that have already been brought inside the UK since 1st January. If the goods gave arrived in the first week of January, then the deadline has been in June-end and you still have a few days left, if your goods arrived in the first week of February- as the deadline is July-end, and so on.

Fortunately to ease things out, the government has relaxed the rule for the rest of the six months for the year. If your goods have arrived in the second quarter of the year. You do get another 175 days to declare Customs on that. But this stands true only for the goods that arrived later and does not extend to the goods that came into the UK in first quarter. From 1 January 2022, full import declarations will be required at the time of import. The import declaration is not complete until the supplementary declaration has been accepted by HMRC. This means that the goods will not be considered as legally declared and could be subjected to penalties.

How can UDS help?

UDS can provide a Customs Clearance Solution for these Aged Arrivals and all other consignments. If you are in doubt as to whether the correct clearance action has been taken on your behalf, please contact us. We can assist in helping you to prepare the necessary data for submission, to include reviewing your classifications and the relevant rules of origin to ensure your declaration is compliant and takes advantage of duty relief where possible.

Please give us a call on 020 8848 3308 or email us at to have a friendly conversation with our staff member. We provide a non- obligation quote if you want to further know about the charges. We also provide Customs Declaration support throughout the year for your imported/exported goods.

4 Replies to “Have anything to declare? New rules say do it in 175 days!”

Basilia Goring

05 Aug 2021

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10 Aug 2021

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07 Aug 2021

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