France is the sixth largest export economy in the world and the 14th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI)— so you can imagine that an enormous number of customs declarations are being lodged every day. Due to its proximity, France will become even more pivotal once Brexit hits. That’s why we prioritised the integration of CAS with DELTA-G, the French customs platform. By the end of the month, CAS will be connected to DELTA-G for standard pre-lodge declarations for import (release into free circulation) and export.
Our customers will be able to:
- submit standard export declarations from France.
- submit a standard pre-lodge import declaration for France.
In addition, we want to assure our customers that goods from the UK will be able to seamlessly transfer to the EU, and vice versa, in case of Brexit. By the Brexit deadline of October 31, you will be able to:
- submit export declarations from France combined with automatic pre-lodge import declarations in the UK.
- submit export declarations from the UK combined with automatic pre-lodge import declarations in France.
These last two options allow you to get your goods into the UK via France (or the other way around) seamlessly via Eurotunnel, Calais, or Dunkirk. Number plate scanning will link trucks to one or multiple pre-lodge import declarations, avoiding delays and disruptions at the border. Trucks can automatically drive to the green lane. The French customs authorities have further accelerated the import process by automating the goods arrival message after submission of the pre-lodge declaration through integration with this number plate scanning tool. No additional manual action is required, making the declaration process fully automated, which greatly facilitates trade flows.
CAS’s single message, multiple filing functionality also speeds up the customs process. With just one message, CAS creates an export declaration and an import declaration in the arrival country, allowing you to declare goods in a zero-touch automated way with as few delays as possible.
To be able to import and export goods from and to France, you need to:
- Be registered for French declarations in DELTA
- Have an EU EORI number
- Be established in France (either have a France-based business or have an entity in France)
To find out more about how you can lodge customs declarations in France and circumnavigate the impact of Brexit