Community legislation makes provision for EU Member States to make available Simplified Procedures. Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP) are designed to provide greater flexibility to UK businesses engaged in third country imports by moving fiscal and statistical controls inland.
CFSP allows authorised traders to gain accelerated removal or release of most third country imports by making a simplified declaration containing the minimum of details at the frontier.
The full statistical and fiscal details of the goods are later provided to Customs electronically within a defined timescale. However CFSP imports will still be subject to anti-smuggling and admissibility controls as are all other goods entering the UK. Other features of CFSP include possible cash flow benefits and the use of simplified procedures in conjunction with normal entry and warehouse procedures to meet the needs of your business.
Certain categories of goods such as meat or animal products, which are subject to border health checks, are excluded from the full CFSP procedure.