BIRDS Authorised Customs Agent
BIRDS (Bulk Import Reduced Data Set) allows importers in the UK to save on duty and tax by bulk clearing two or more low-value consignments in a single declaration, instead of declaring each individual consignment.
Up until 31 December 2020, traders required LVBI (Low Value Bulking of Imports) authorisation to arrange bulk clearances. However, since 1st January 2021, LVBI was replaced by BIRDS (Bulk Import Reduced Data Set).
While BIRDS works in a similar way to LVBI, there are some changes that now make it even more beneficial for importers.
Import More with Lower Fees
Firstly, BIRDS does not set a limit on the number of items that can be cleared in one declaration. Instead, importers can clear unlimited items up to the value of £135 per consignee (previously only £15), without having to pay duty on the goods. This can save thousands of pounds in duty.
By removing the duty-free threshold from £15 to £135, BIRDS lifts the distinction between low-value and medium-value items. It also removes the VAT liability on goods valued between £15 and £135. Instead, this is to be paid by the seller.
Brunel Are BIRDS – Authorised
Due to the sheer volume of bulk data shipments we are aware that most e-Commerce retailers will need an experienced customs broker. We understand that most importers don’t have the capacity to regularly clear thousands of parcels themselves, and that’s where we can assist.
At Brunel, we have full customs authorisation to bulk clear multiple consignments under BIRDS. Everything is customs cleared using our in-house team and arranged through our ETSF customs bonded warehouse near the Port Of Felixstowe, in accordance with current HMRC regulations. We now deal with multiple high street brands and online retailers – and have recently won several awards for our Supply Chain solutions.
Customs Clearance Services:
- Brexit Advisory Service with full HMRC Compliance.
- AEO Approval (HMRC Gold Seal Approval)
- Birds Authority (Bulk Import Reduced Data Set)
- CFSP Guarantee Authority
- Out of Hours Clearance Service
- T1 Discharge at UK Border
- Customs Clearance at all UK Ports Inventory Linked to Chief & Non Inventory Linked Ports
- Food Stuff & Perishable Customs Department
- Import Duty Consultancy
- Quota experts
- Rail Services from EU directly to our own Bonded ETSF Warehouse
Contact Us Today
If you would like to discuss your customs clearance requirements in more detail, call one of our commercial team on +44 (0) 1268 243610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team of customs clearance experts will guide you through the entire customs process and ensure you have all the correct documentation for a hassle free, quick transportation.
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