If goods are moving from GB to the EU under Customs pre-notification different countries handle the Customs and safety and security declarations in different ways.


France has a “Smart Border System” that matches Customs declaration details with the vehicle registration number.

For a single consignment the driver presents the MRN at check-in for the ferry or Eurotunnel for it to be scanned and matched with the vehicle and trailer registration number. If the vehicle is carrying multiple consignments, the exporter or the driver scans all the individual barcodes using the Prodouanes app and this creates a single MRN envelope. Which is all that needs to be presented.

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