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Do I need to prenotify returning empty packaging (roll containers, flower containers, packaging material) from the UK?

In principle, the packaging has lost its Union status and must be declared in order for goods to regain Union status.
How it works:

  • In the case of deepsea/shortsea: you must make an import declaration or a transit declaration. The document number of this declaration must then be prenotified to the terminal via Notification Import Documentation.
  • Special arrangements have been made for ferry traffic.
  1. The ferry operator may make a declaration on your behalf.
  2. The ferry operator will also perform the document prenotification on your behalf.
  3. You do not have to file a declaration with Customs and you do not have to prenotify a document.

Please note! In your booking with the ferry operator, clearly state that you are transporting empty packaging. Also make sure that you comply with the Customs regulations: (in Dutch): https://www.getreadyforbrexit.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-09-28-Memo-ODB-terugkerende-emballage-en-verpakkingen1.pdf

Which document type do I need to use for my import documentation?

Brexit Import

Do I need to prenotify returning empty packaging (roll containers, flower containers, packaging material) from the UK?

In principle, the packaging has lost its Union status and must be declared in order for goods to regain Union status.
How it works:

  • In the case of deepsea/shortsea: you must make an import declaration or a transit declaration. The document number of this declaration must then be prenotified to the terminal via Notification Import Documentation.
  • Special arrangements have been made for ferry traffic.
  1. The ferry operator may make a declaration on your behalf.
  2. The ferry operator will also perform the document prenotification on your behalf.
  3. You do not have to file a declaration with Customs and you do not have to prenotify a document.

Please note! In your booking with the ferry operator, clearly state that you are transporting empty packaging. Also make sure that you comply with the Customs regulations: (in Dutch): https://www.getreadyforbrexit.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-09-28-Memo-ODB-terugkerende-emballage-en-verpakkingen1.pdf

I have prepared an export declaration (EX-A) in the UK; can I prenotify it in Notification Import Documentation?

No. The export declaration is only used to indicate that the goods are leaving the United Kingdom.

When entering The Netherlands, a new declaration must be submitted to Dutch customs (e.g. an import declaration or transit declaration). The document number of this declaration must then be prenotified to the terminal via Notification Import Documentation.

Do I have to notify transit documents from the UK via the service Notification Import Documentation (NID)?

Scenario: You have drawn up a transit document from the United Kingdom (or from Ireland) that continues to accompany the goods until their final destination in the European Union (so-called transit document; T1/T2). How it works:

  1. No: you do not need to notify the MID service of any through transit documents.
  2. But: you do need to indicate in your booking with your shipping company / ferry operator that you wish to ship goods with a through transit document. You do this by giving the MRN number of your transit declaration in your booking.
  3. Upon arrival in the Netherlands, the shipping company will submit your transit document to Customs and will submit a pre-notification to the terminal on your behalf.

Please note! A transit document from the UK can be recognised by the first 5 characters: "21GB00" A number starting with "21GB01X" is not a transit document, but an export document from the UK.

My pre-notification with P&O ferries is rejected: “Consignment known, not yet arrived at destination terminal”

Your pre-notification with P&O ferries is rejected by the terminal with the following error code:

"A_AS006 Consignment known, not yet arrived at destination terminal".

No actions are required. The shipment number is known at the terminal, and your notification has been received in good order by the terminal.

Due to system design, P&O processes all pre-notifications after arrival of the vessel, until then pre-notification show as 'rejected'. Upon arrival of the vessel all pre-notifications are automatically updated to 'accepted'.

We we work on a solution together with P&O to make sure pre-notification get accepted directly upon sending of the pre-notification.

Should I pre-notify documents for empty containers and empty trailers?

No. Empty containers and trailers don't require a document pre-notification. Make sure you indicate in the booking with your carrier / ferry-operator that you want to ship empty equipment.

The carrier or ferry-operator informs the terminal and customs when equipments are empty and may leave the terminal without document pre-notification.

Which document type do I need to use for my import documentation?

Error messages

My pre-notification with P&O ferries is rejected: “Consignment known, not yet arrived at destination terminal”

Your pre-notification with P&O ferries is rejected by the terminal with the following error code:

"A_AS006 Consignment known, not yet arrived at destination terminal".

No actions are required. The shipment number is known at the terminal, and your notification has been received in good order by the terminal.

Due to system design, P&O processes all pre-notifications after arrival of the vessel, until then pre-notification show as 'rejected'. Upon arrival of the vessel all pre-notifications are automatically updated to 'accepted'.

We we work on a solution together with P&O to make sure pre-notification get accepted directly upon sending of the pre-notification.

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