• Before travel

    Declarations


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    Customs documents with a barcode are required on each terminal when carrying goods (except for postal goods only).

    From UK to France

     a Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) : 18 characters and/or

     an EU Import declaration (“Déclaration douane anticipée”) : 10 digits and/or

     a Logistics envelope : 7 characters starting with “E”.

     

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    From France to UK

     a Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) : 18 characters and

     a GMR : 12 characters starting with GMR and/or

     an EU Export Accompanying Document (EAD): 18 characters and/or

     a Logistics envelope : 7 characters starting with “E”.

     

    Download the leaflet

    *The Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) has to be on board the vehicle when goods are moving under transit.


     

    Create an envelope code

    A maximum of 12 bar codes can be scanned at Pit stop. If you carry more bar code documents than the accepted amount, please create an envelope code in order to travel.

    Create an envelope code here  

    create an envelope code

     

    When transporting animal and plant origin products, a DSCE/CHED (EU sanitary document) is mandatory when travelling from UK to France.

    We strongly advise that the DSCE/CHED reference is included in the Eurotunnel Border Pass so that your drivers save valuable time on arrival at SIVEP as the inspection process can start whilst the vehicle is crossing.

    The sanitary certificate has also to be on board the vehicle unless you made you have completed a DSCE on line.

     


    Crossing the border with ATA carnet

    If your company is importing and exporting non-perishable goods on a regular basis, such as commercial samples, exhibition goods, trade tools, etc, you can use ATA carnets (Admission Temporaire/ Temporary Admission) as customs documents when crossing the border.

    ATA carnets are valid for up to one year and and must be stamped by the relevant Customs offices before exiting EU/UK AND on arrival in the EU/UK.


    How is the ATA carnet processed at the border?


    From EU > UK

    1. Declare your ATA carnet at the French Pit stop if not already confirmed in your Border Pass
    2. Present it at the French Customs booth located just after check-in where it will be stamped
    3. On arrival in the UK, your ATA carnet can be stamped either at Stop 24 (M20 junction 11), Sevington Inland Border Facility (M20 junction 10) or any of the UK sites listed below.


    From UK > EU

    1. You must get your ATA carnet stamped at the relevant inland border facility before you arrive at the Eurotunnel Folkestone terminal (the closest to our terminal is Sevington Inland Border Facility).
    2. Declare your ATA carnet at the UK Pit stop if not already confirmed in your Border Pass
    3. On arrival in France, you will automatically be directed via the orange itinerary to the Centre Douane SIVEP where your ATA carnet will be stamped.

    For further information, please click on the relevant links:

    Stop24 (inbound)Sevington inland border facility (inbound and outbound)All the UK sites for ATA carnet stamping are available on here.

     

    More information on ATA Carnet in the UKMore information on ATA Carnet in France

     


  •  Safety and security reference

    Import Control System


    An ICS declaration is mandatory for goods moving from UK to EU. Hauliers are responsible for completing ICS declarations themselves (or by appointing a Registered Customs Representative). Failure to complete these will result in having the goods blocked at the border and/or being fined.

    Our partners will be delighted to help you with your ICS declarations:

  • CONEX

  • An ICS declaration is mandatory for goods moving from UK to EU

  • AKANEA