Glossary of Custom Terms

Glossary of Custom Terms

A party involved in the international movement of goods in whatever function that has been “approved” by or on behalf of a national Customs administration as complying with WCO or equivalent supply chain security standards.

An international customs document that permits the tax-free and duty-free temporary export and import of non-perishable goods for up to one year

EU approved entry points for products of animal origin, originating in countries outside the EU

Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight is the computer system of the United Kingdom’s revenue and customs services, HMRC.

Goods that can be moved between EU member states without restriction

Individual or company responsible for the receipt of a shipment

Individual or company sending the shipment

European Union registration and identification number for businesses which undertake the import or export of goods into or out of the EU

Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates from the Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate

A ship designed to carry wheeled cargo which uses its own wheels to embark and disembark.

Tax on imports or exports

A web-based veterinarian certification tool used by the European Union for controlling the import and export of live animals and animal products within and without its borders.