Glossary of terms

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Authorised Consignor

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A status applied for by a business to ease the documentary burden of moving goods under a specialised transit method.E.g. the TAD can be delivered to the company instead of collected at a Customs Office.

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Accord Dangereux Routier (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)

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The agreement outlining terms and requirements for the transportation of hazardous goods.

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Administrative Reference Code

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Once the eAD has been completed and submitted electronically, this will generate an ARC which is assigned to that consignment.

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Admission Temporaire/ Temporary Admission

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Convention for the smooth movement of temporarily exported and imported goods.

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Border Inspection Post

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Point at which goods will be inspected if required.

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Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight

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Electronic system into which information in respect of customs declarations is fed using the NES.

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Common Transit Convention

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Convention by which goods can move smoothly; import duty and VAT become payable at the place of import.

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Department for Transport

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Governmental department managing transport throughout the UK and giving direction to certain bodies and entities.

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Driver’s Licence

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May come as a photocard or (in rare cases) a hardcopy document –assigned personally to individuals who meet the UK or state of domicile requirements to drive.

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Driver Certificate of Professional Competence

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Qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers.

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Driver’s Qualification Card

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Evidence of driver training and competence.

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Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency

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Government agency by which licences are issued.

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Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

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Government agency by which transport sector standards are monitored.

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Electronic Administrative Document

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To be completed when the haulier is carrying excise goods, the completion of which generates an ARC to be given to the haulier.

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European Conference of Ministers of Transport

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The organisation issuing permits for countries outside of the EU but who are members of this organisation so that they can carry out road haulage.

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European Economic Area

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Collective of countries subject to economic benefits of the EU but without full EU member rights.

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Export Health Certificate

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Document to be carried by certain vehicles carrying specific goods.

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European Health Insurance Card

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Proves that the holder is covered by European Health Insurance.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification

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These will be issued in Great Britain and the EU and will begin with either ‘GB’ or ‘EU.’ They are business identification numbers and are used to track consignments for customs.

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European Union

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Supranational trading block bestowing members with free movement of goods, people and services.

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International Driving Permit

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Extra licence or authorisation for the operation of vehicles to be held by drivers. Different versions of this permit will be required for certain states.

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Local Reference Number

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Reference number to be issued for transit methods where the TAD is unavailable to stand as proof of transit method.

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Master / Movement Reference Number

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Reference number generated by the completion of a customs declaration to be given to the haulier and informing customs of information entered in respect of a consignment.

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New Computerised Transit System

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System of electronic declaration and processing; provides TIR carnet / CTC declarations.

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National Export System

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Electronic system by which businesses can enter export details and electronically complete the SAD, which amounts to an export declaration, generating an MRN to be given to the haulier.

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Permission to Progress

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A status granted to goods before they are exported from the UK –a status granted once consideration of the MRN and other customs paperwork is reviewed.

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Roll on / Roll Off Ports

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Hosting boats and ferries upon which vehicles can wheel on and wheel off

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Single Administrative Document (C88)

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A hardcopy export declaration, but which can be electronically completed via the NES and the details for which will be entered into CHIEF.

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Sanitary and Phytosanitary

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Treatment methods for certain materials entering the EU.

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Transit Accompanying Document

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Document to be either collected at the port, or delivered if the company has authorised consignor status, to prove that goods are travelling under one of the specialised transit method.

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Transport Internationaux Routiers

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Convention under which certain sealed vehicles can move goods, and import duty or VAT will be payable only at the state of import.

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United Kingdom

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England, Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland.

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United Nations

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International organisation of certain states outside of the EU setting rules and guidance for international relations.