There is a break news for the Amazon UK. Some of our customers are communicating with us about the IEN. We are the pet products manufacturers, now we want to share something about the IEN and how to deal with it.
What is the IEN?
IEN is the clearance flow number when doing the import decalaration in UK, the full name is Import Entry Number.
This number will show on the C88 file after the customs clearance. If sellers finish the customs clearance with own VAT, then there will be only one IEN.
This number is unique, that is, the DDP customs clearance will not provide the IEN for every seller. And Amazon is finally begining to cooperate with the European tax bureaus to ensure the compliance.
How to deal with IEN?
To the sellers who don’t have the the IEN, how to deal with the customs clearance problems caused by the IEN missing?
Now Amazon allow 240 days for the sellers to provide the IEN, so there is enough time to prepare.
If Amazon doubt that sellers didn’t pay the UK VAT or some other issues, they will notify the UK tax HMRC. And if the VAT isn’t paid after 0 days, Amazon will stop the FBA service to the sellers. The sellers who are not ogligated wil be fined 3000GBP or removed the license by Amazon.
In addition, sellers should pay attention that if the shipping plan was created before 1st April, the IEN is not necessary. But if the shipping plan is created after 1st April, then sellers must fill the IEN.
How about the EORI?
Nowadays German Tax Bureau issued an important file that the UK EORI will be invalid in German and Europe for the customs clearance. If the Brexit on 13th April is confirmed, then German will cancel UK EORI clearance, sellers can apply for the EORI after 14th April.
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