Electronic Customs Content Data
Electronic customs content data includes information on the sender, the recipient, the parcel’s contents (description, weight, value, etc) and a Trade Tariff (or HS) Code.
You will need to provide this data – in addition to a Customs Declaration (CN23 or Commercial Invoice) – to meet new customs requirements and ensure continued shipping of overseas parcels without restriction.
Should the UK leave the European Union on 31st October 2019 without agreeing a deal, electronic customs content data will be a key customer requirement for exports into the EU.
Don’t worry – if you are already exporting items outside the EU, it is likely you are providing most of this data already when processing exports using your shipping solution. However, it is important that you check to ensure all relevant information is being provided. Help prepare for these changes by using the guides and video on this page.