Electronic Customs Data


Electronic pre-advice, or "ITMATT" data, is the information that you must provide electronically about the sender, receiver and the contents of any items you post overseas. It includes information required for overseas Customs, as well as recipient contact information to enable recipients to receive free delivery notifications and to help overseas Postal services to contact them in case of any issues.

In a "no deal" Brexit scenario, we will need you to provide this in the correct format.

Beyond Brexit, more and more countries are beginning to require incoming international parcels are accompanied by electronic pre-advice.

For example, the US reserves the right to refuse items without electronic data, Brazil are beginning to apply fees for manual processing costs, and China and Russia are prioritising electronically pre-advised items.

Help prepare for these changes by using our helpful guides and videos on this page.


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