SGS Ireland as Holder of the Procedure and approved Authorised Consignor with Revenue offers companies a unique transit service and more via its customs software TransitNet.

The UK landbridge remains a vital access route to and from continental Europe for Irish exporters, importers and transporters. It is the fastest and most efficient route to move goods between Ireland and continental Europe. SGS TransitNet provides a complete customs service covering all the necessary customs requirements including Comprehensive Guarantee, GVMS, EXS and ENS with possible departures from all the major exit points of Ireland as well as from the Netherlands, France and Belgium for the return journey.
SGS e-Customs also offers Irish companies a complete customs process between the island of Ireland and Great Britain. The service includes export declarations, transit declarations from Ireland, import declarations in Great Britain as well as being able to provide GVMS and GB ENS service. With our partners in France SGS Ireland can Open and Close Transits in Calais and also support our clients through our Landbridge package with POAO goods requiring CHEDs into France.

Our team

We are a team of customs experts who are here to assist you with all your transit needs and requirements. Our team is readily available to help with any query you may have.
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Brendan Brady

Customs Services Sales & Key Account Manager
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Carol McCormack

Client Support Officer
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Nick Maguire

Client Support Officer
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Karolina Slekiene

Client Support Officer

SGS Ireland Ltd

Willow House, Millennium Park,
Naas, Co. Kildare
Phone: +353-87-2659521
transitnet.ireland@sgs.com

SGS e-Customs Services in Ireland

We have a variety of different services available to a large range of countries. Our services offer simplicity to our clients, as they are easy to use and they can trust us to assist them in any capacity along the process.

The TransitNet network enables you to open transit documents covered by SGS’ guarantees in 25 European countries, including Ireland, the UK, France and the Netherlands. SGS is an approved Authorised Consignor in these countries and many more offering approved clients the ability to submit transits under the simplified procedure.

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TransitNet e-Customs transit and guarantee services

SGS e-Customs also offers Irish export declarations submitted via our customs software, TransitNet. Export declarations are available in all modes including road, sea and air. Export declarations followed by a transit declaration are subject to special discounts.

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TransitNet is connected to the UK’s Goods Vehicle Movements System, meaning that once a transit has been submitted and processed by the local NCTS system, the customs declarations will automatically be registered on GVMS and a Goods Movement Reference (GMR) will be provided via TransitNet.

Movements of certain goods (fish, meat, live animals, etc.,) either into Ireland from Great Britain or into France after crossing the UK land bridge under a transit document require a pre-notification in Traces NT. This pre-notification is know as a CHED declaration (Common Health Entry Declaration). SGS e-Customs can provide CHED declarations.

For any trucks that will enter the EU via France and Ireland, a separate ICS/ENS declaration is required to be submitted to the French and Irish ICS systems. TransitNet has developed a connection to both ICS systems, allowing you to submit your transits to the NCTS system and your ICS/ENS declarations to the French and Irish ICS systems at the click of a button.

SGS e-Customs also offers a complete UK brokerage service including UK export and import declarations giving Irish companies to possibility to complete all their customs formalities with one trusted and experienced operator.

The UK landbridge is a vital access route for companies who export and import between the island of Ireland and Continental Europe and remains the fastest and most efficient route. The SGS and Eurotunnel UK Landbridge package seeks to provide a complex and comprehensive solution made easy for companies looking to use the UK Landbridge. Exporters, transporters and importers can relax in the knowledge that SGS and Eurotunnel provide a full range of services to cover the journey and ensure that the goods reach their destination without delay. On-site customer support is available 24/7.

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Brexit is a fact. As of January 1, 2021, customs declarations have had to be filled for all shipments between the UK and the EU. This new obligation can create additional risks, costs and delays for your company. We are the only customs partner you need to transform Brexit from a burden into a competitive advantage.

From the 1st October 2021 trucks travelling the UK landbridge under a transit declaration to and from Ireland, will require an EXS (Exit Summary Declaration) declaration submitted to the UK customs system. SGS e-customs can provide EXS declarations to meet these new requirements. EXS is also needed for empty pallets, containers and vehicles being moved under a transport contract to the EU.

 

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Great Britain: Safety and Security requirements – EXS – SGS E-Customs

TransitNet is currently connected to 25 different customs systems. These include 23 NCTS countries, Moldova and Belarus in the Euro Asian Economic Union, giving our clients access to 40 countries of destination including Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. TransitNet is constantly expanding and developing to meet our clients’ needs.

TransitNet is a universal, multimodal e-customs transit guarantee service in which SGS acts as holder of the procedure (HoP) towards customs on behalf of its clients (transporters, brokers, freight forwarders, etc), enabling them to create transit declarations and submit them along with a financial guarantee in favor of customs to any of the customs systems where SGS is HoP. TransitNet is a secure, multilingual, web based platform that captures, controls and monitors transit declarations, allowing you to track them online until termination.

 

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SGS TransitNet clients are able to submit Transit declarations from24 NCTS countries and from Belarus to other EAEU regime countries including Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.

Clients of SGS TransitNet can avail themselves of 24/7 support for all matters connected to their Transit declarations. Our team of over 200 customs experts are available to troubleshoot and advise.

Users of TransitNet can submit Transit declarations under different modes of transport (road, rail, river and air). SGS is also eligible for various Customs simplification procedures across many countries which ensure a smoother logistics flow of goods.

Clients of TransitNet do not need to own their own Customs guarantees. All Transit declarations created via TransitNet are submitted using SGS’s own Customs guarantees in accordance with Customs Territory Regulations.

Coverage

Around 1 million operations are started via TransitNet each year from 25 countries, including 23 countries using NCTS (New Computerized Transit System), Moldova and Belarus, which is a member of the Euro Asia Economic Union. TransitNet also offers export services from Switzerland and Ireland. SGS’s brokerage services are currently available in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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SGS e-Customs references

The UK Landbridge is especially important for companies involved in the movement of fish, meat and any goods that can be subject to a sanitary or phytosanitary control. It is vital for these companies that these goods reach their destination as quickly as possible. Any delay to the delivery for these types of goods can have a damaging effect on the quality of the product. Our UK Landbridge package provides all the necessary customs declarations and entries and at the same time offers companies peace of mind that the procedures for their shipments will be handled the right way so they can be treated as a priority and all necessary steps will be taken to ensure a smooth journey. We will be with you every step of the way including in the event of a control by French authorities.

SGS e-Customs news – Ireland

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Great Britain: Safety and Security requirements – EXS

The introduction of Safety and Security requirements for the movement goods out and into Great Britain for many scenarios had been postponed from the 1st January 2021. The next few months will see the implementation of these Safety and Security requirements.

EXS requirements

Most exports will have safety and security requirements met with the customs export declaration which contains safety and security information. This is sometimes referred to as a combined export declaration.

When Safety and Security requirements have not been met by means of a combined export declaration, an EXS is required when: –

  • an empty pallet, container or vehicle is being moved under a transport contract
  • goods have remained in temporary storage for more than 14 days
  • goods have remained in temporary storage for less than 14 days, but the import safety and security declaration details are unknown, or the destination or consignee has changed
  • goods are moved under transit using either a transit accompanying document (TAD) or a transit security accompanying document (TSAD)

The requirement for EXS had been postponed in the scenarios –

  • empty pallets, containers and vehicles being moved under a transport contract to the EU (and to other countries for which a pre-departure declaration was not required before 31 December 2020), and;
  • goods in RoRo vehicles where there would otherwise be a requirement for an EXS. This will include, for example, transit movements using RoRo.

From the 1st October 2021, an EXS will now be required for the two scenarios mentioned above.

From a transit point of view, it means that EXS will be required for;

  • Transits (TAD/TSAD) which have started outside GB and which will travel through GB on the way to their destination (in the EU and onwards), e.g., Ireland via GB to France under T2
  • Transits (TAD/TSAD) which have started in GB but were not preceded by a “combined export”*

 

*this scenario will be extremely rare

 

SGS e-Customs service

 

SGS e-Customs will provide a full EXS service covering all the scenarios where EXS will be needed including for goods travelling under transit and for empty pallets, containers and vehicles moved under a transport contract.

 

For more information, please contact your local client centre or use the Contact us form to get in touch.

 

Important note: for T2 transits crossing the UK land bridge, an EORI number for the consignor is mandatory. The UK EXS system will support the use of EU EORI numbers.

SGS announces new e-Customs partnership with Eurotunnel

SGS are pleased to announce the recent partnership with Eurotunnel to ensure that customers using SGS TransitNet can be ‘green-routed’ upon entry to France.

 

The UK Landbridge is a vital access route for companies who export and import between Ireland and continental Europe and remains the most efficient route. SGS and Eurotunnel have come together to create a ‘UK Landbridge Package’ which seeks to provide an easy solution for companies looking to use the UK Landbridge.

Exporters, transporters and importers can relax in the knowledge that SGS and Eurotunnel can provide a full range of services to cover the journey and ensure that the goods reach their destination without delay. On-site customer support is also available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at Eurotunnel.

The UK Landbridge is especially important for companies involved in the movement of fish, meat and any goods that are subject to sanitary or phytosanitary control. It is vital for these companies that these goods reach their destination as quickly as possible. Any delay to the delivery for these types of goods can have a damaging effect on the quality of the product. The ‘UK Landbridge Package’ provides all the necessary customs declarations and entries, while at the same time offers companies peace of mind that the procedures for their shipments will be handled correctly, so that their journey can be made as smoothly as possible.

The UK Landbridge remains the most efficient way of transporting goods between the island of Ireland and continental Europe. There are 12 sailings per day between Ireland and Great Britain and a departure every ten minutes between Great Britain and France Eurotunnel.

SGS are delighted to be partnering with Eurotunnel to provide this unique service to SGS TransitNet users, Eurotunnel pride themselves on providing a high quality service for helping traders move their goods throughout Europe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Whether it’s a one-off trip or part of a larger, more frequent freight delivery, managing your bookings couldn’t be simpler. With easy to access terminals, up to six departures per hour and an average crossing time of only 35 minutes via the Channel Tunnel, the complexity has been well and truly removed.

Additionally, the Eurotunnel Border Pass shares information needed for border crossings between the transporter and Eurotunnel and between Eurotunnel and the border authorities thus ensuring that the authorities are ready for the arrival of a particular shipment and all the necessary documentation is in place. It is secure and digitized without the need for the driver to leave the vehicle or present any documents on arrival at the border.

To find out how you can avail of this service contact transitnet.ireland@sgs.com today.

 

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Return to the UK Landbridge

January 2021 saw a reduction in the volumes of traffic using the UK landbridge. As new Brexit Regulations were a major concern for traders, warehouses were stockpiled to allow for any potential bottlenecks and with the increasing number of COVID infections across Europe, the feeling among businesses in Ireland was that direct routes were safer with less disruption than travelling via the UK.

 

Three months on and a steady flow of traffic back to the landbridge is becoming more evident. Warehouse stockpiles have been depleted, COVID infection rates are slowing and customs officials, businesses and brokers have a better understanding of the new world of Brexit requirements and customs paperwork. The landbridge is again a very accessible option for hauliers and businesses wanting to access the EU from Ireland through the UK. According to EU statistics almost 15,000 transit declarations were registered in and out of Ireland during the month of March. This is a significant increase from January and February’s volumes which totalled 18,000 collectively. Indications are that transiting across the UK is a more efficient and cost-effective means of accessing the EU. At SGS, we are fast establishing ourselves as the trusted partner for facilitating transit movements for Irish businesses.

 

Tom Ferris, consultant economist, has written widely on Brexit and transport. He is of the view that the “pendulum will swing back to the use of the landbridge by Irish traders, but not to the same extent as was evident up to 31st December 2020. It is a matter of traders adapting to the changed circumstances and ensuring that they are fully conversant with the customs and administrative requirements of a post-Brexit world”.

 

One of the benefits offered by the landbridge is superior transit times. According to the IMDO Report “The Implications of Brexit on the Use of the Landbridge”, 12th November 2018 “The landbridge is the quickest way to transport freight to and from the continent each year; it takes less than 20 hours, compared to the 40-hour roll-on roll-off direct sea route and the 60-hour load-on load-off direct sea route. These times have changed with the advent of new routes however, transiting from Ireland to Rotterdam or Calais across the landbridge is still a much quicker option than using the direct ferries. When preparation times and delivery locations are taken into consideration the landbridge can also be a much more economical option”.

 

While direct ferries have provided hauliers and businesses with alternative options to access the EU, the unknown of Brexit-related customs processes has not been as stressful as many had feared. The landbridge is as accessible as ever in both directions allowing businesses to keep their cargo moving faster and more regularly without the fear of weather delays, cancelations or waiting for available slots. This position is supported by many of our clients:

 

With some preparation and support from the SGS TransitNet team, each stage of the journey can be made smoother by using TransitNet. Our customs experts will ensure that you are supported from the preparation of your journey right through to termination. We will advise on what the requirements are depending on the nature of the goods you are moving and will ensure that these requirements are met prior to departure.

 

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SGS e-Customs news – Ireland

Stay up to date with our latest news and events.

Great Britain: Safety and Security requirements – EXS

Most exports will have safety and security requirements met with the customs export declaration which contains safety and security information. This is sometimes referred to as a combined export declaration.

SGS announces new e-Customs partnership with Eurotunnel

SGS are pleased to announce the recent partnership with Eurotunnel to ensure that customers using SGS TransitNet can be ‘green-routed’ upon entry to France.

Return to the UK Landbridge

How transits are becoming a more popular option for movements across the continent.

Contact information

For all enquiries, please e-mail us using the form below.

SGS Ireland Ltd
Hazel House,
Millennium Park,
Naas, Co. Kildare

t: +353-87-2659521
Email: transitnet.ireland@sgs.com

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