If your business is involved in exporting goods out of Ireland and the United Kingdom, you know that navigating the complex world of customs declarations and regulations can be a challenging task. That’s where Beagans Limited comes in – we specialise in providing expert customs clearance services to businesses of all sizes, including helping with export declarations for both countries.

Our team of experienced professionals has a deep understanding of Irish and UK customs procedures and regulations, as well as the latest technology and software to ensure that your export declarations are completed accurately and on time.

 We’ll work closely with you to gather all the necessary information and documentation, and then handle the submission of your export declarations to the relevant customs authorities.

With Beagans Limited, you can rest assured that your exports will be cleared quickly and efficiently, without any unnecessary delays or penalties. And because we offer a range of additional services, including IPR, OPR, and temporary import and export declarations, we can handle all of your customs clearance needs for both countries under one roof.

Don’t let cross-border export declarations hold you back – contact Beagans Limited today to learn how we can help streamline your export processes and ensure compliance with customs regulations in both Ireland and the UK.

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Exporting goods from Ireland or the EU involves several steps and requires compliance with various regulations and procedures. Here are some general steps to follow when exporting goods from Ireland or the EU:

Determine the product’s export classification: The first step in exporting goods is to determine the export classification of the product. The export classification is used to identify the regulatory requirements and restrictions that may apply to the export of the product.

Determine export controls and licensing requirements: Some products may be subject to export controls and licensing requirements. These controls and requirements are designed to prevent the export of goods that could be used for military, strategic or security purposes.

Arrange transportation: Once the product is classified and any necessary export controls and licensing requirements have been identified, transportation can be arranged. This may involve selecting a shipping or air freight company, arranging for customs clearance, and obtaining the necessary export documentation.

Prepare and submit export documentation: Export documentation typically includes a commercial invoice, packing list, and any other relevant documents required by the importing country. The exporter must ensure that all documentation is accurate and complete to avoid any delays or issues during customs clearance.

Obtain payment: The exporter must arrange for payment for the goods sold, which may involve obtaining a letter of credit, using a payment service provider, or using other payment methods.

Comply with customs regulations: The exporter must comply with all customs regulations in both the exporting and importing countries. This may involve obtaining any necessary permits or licenses, paying any applicable duties or taxes, and ensuring that all paperwork is in order.

In addition to these steps, there may be additional requirements depending on the nature of the product being exported and the importing country. It’s important to research and understand the specific requirements and regulations that apply to the product and destination country. The Enterprise Ireland and the EU’s Market Access Database can provide more information and guidance on exporting from Ireland or the EU.

To create an export declaration from Ireland, the following information is typically required:

Exporter Details: The name, address, and EORI number of the exporter.

Consignee Details: The name and address of the consignee (the recipient of the goods) in the destination country.

Shipment Details: The mode of transport (e.g., air, sea, road, or rail), the place of loading, the port of export, the date of export, and the number and type of packages.

Product Details: A detailed description of the goods being exported, including the product name, HS code (Harmonized System code), quantity, value, and weight.

Export Licenses: If the product being exported is subject to export controls, an export license may be required. The export license details, such as the license number and expiry date, should be included in the export declaration.

Customs Procedures: The customs procedures for the export, such as the method of payment, the destination country, and any specific customs requirements or procedures that must be followed.

Transport Documents: The transport documents, such as the bill of lading, air waybill, or road consignment note, must also be included in the export declaration.

The above information is typically submitted to the Irish Revenue Customs via the Automated Entry Processing (AEP) system by an authorised customs agent. 

In Ireland, when an export declaration is submitted to customs, it may be selected for a “red” or “orange” routing for further inspection. This is part of the risk management process used by customs to ensure compliance with customs regulations and to prevent illegal activities such as smuggling and money laundering.

If an export declaration is selected for a red or orange routing, it means that customs officials will conduct additional checks and inspections on the goods being exported. The checks may include physical inspections of the goods, a review of the accompanying documents, and verification of the information provided in the declaration. The checks are intended to ensure that the goods being exported comply with all applicable regulations and that they are not subject to any restrictions or prohibitions.

If the additional checks result in any discrepancies or issues, customs may delay or prevent the export of the goods. Depending on the nature of the issues, customs may also impose fines or other penalties for non-compliance. It is important for exporters to ensure that all information provided in the export declaration is accurate and complete to avoid any delays or issues during the customs clearance process.

If an exporter is unsure about any aspect of the export process, they may wish to consult with a customs agent to ensure compliance with all regulations and procedures.

The Registered Exporters System (REX) is a certification system used by the European Union to determine the origin of goods exported from EU countries to other countries with which the EU has a trade agreement.
Under the REX system, exporters can self-certify the origin of their goods instead of having to obtain a certificate of origin from the customs authorities. This can help to streamline the export process and reduce costs for exporters.
To participate in the REX system, an exporter must first register with their national customs authority and provide information about their business and the products they export. Once registered, the exporter can self-certify the origin of their goods by including a statement of origin on the commercial invoice, packing list, or other relevant document.
The REX system is designed to ensure that only genuine EU-origin goods are exported under a preferential trade agreement, and to prevent fraudulent or incorrect claims of origin. To this end, customs authorities may conduct audits or verifications of REX-registered exporters to ensure that they are complying with the rules of origin and that their self-certifications are accurate.
The REX system is used in trade agreements between the EU and more than 80 countries, including Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and several African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries.