Guide

Supplementary Declarations for export

Introduction

Export Supplementary Declarations (SDs) enable traders to provide full export information to customs on goods destined outside the European Union after shipment. Instead of submitting a full export declaration before export, authorised traders need only provide preliminary information in the form of a Pre-Shipment Advice. This is followed up with a supplementary declaration within 14 days of shipment. This could be helpful if you're exporting perishable goods and don't usually raise the export invoice until after goods have left.

You need to be authorised to submit SDs. Alternatively, you can use an authorised agent. This guide will provide you with the information necessary to understand when SDs can be used, and how you can operate them through the National Export System.

This guide contains detailed information. For additional detailed and intermediate guidance, see our section on customs declarations.