Declaron is a customs clearance solution that lets you save time and money by creating and self-managing your own customs declarations online and steps in to act as a customs clearance agent on your behalf to Revenue, in the event of any delays.
This means you can save time on paperwork, clear your goods faster, while being sure you are compliant and audit ready. If you are looking for a customs clearance agent in Ireland, then you and Declaron could be a better way to self-create customs declarations.
Declaron is a new Irish start-up launched in 2020 by BDO and Fexco. They are working to make things a bit easier on Irish businesses and encourage people to get their customs processes and procedures fit for purpose.
The company was specifically set up to address the lack of available agents in the Irish market, with a focus on ensuring compliance and the accurate completion of declarations. This minimises the risk of delays at ports and prevents the risk of audits later on. They support their customers by providing webinars, practical guides and educational initiatives focused on customs clearance requirements. They’re also offering free helpful information on their website for all Irish businesses. Confusion amongst Irish businesses around Brexit continues, as the promised clarity of the detail of the deal between the UK and EU has failed to materialise. This is, unfortunately, leading to further delays at ports.
Customs paperwork is complicated and it can be hard to know just where to start – especially when the clock is already ticking – so they suggest beginning by addressing the following checklist of questions to your business and going from there.
Have you agreed INCO terms?
INCO terms are the roles and responsibilities) between you and your connected 3rd parties, specifically who is responsible for creating and managing declarations and when? This will play a big part in understanding what you need to do next.
The customs deferred payment system (bank direct debit scheme) is a facility whereby you or your agent is authorised to defer payment of Customs Duties. Authorisation will require provision of a bank guarantee or cash deposit and compliance with the conditions of the authorisation. Once approved, payment of taxes and duties arising may be deferred for payment by direct debit to the 15 day of the following month.