So your looking to move to Spain from the UK , and noticed all the new Customs rules (new in 2021 and new ones this year in 2022 including the GVMS and more come the first of July) and though gulp blimey they look hard , tricky and complex , well relax , your better letting a mover (removals company ) handle this for you (in 2021 here at ERS we did 86 customs process ) (and handle the sorting the customs process for our customer ) , we have here at ERS toi sort this customs brokers in place in the UK , Spain and France,
We have the experience to know what needs doing (yes you could learn it but it takes time to get your head around why bother with that hassle when a mover covering European routes already has the experience and knowledge ) (and we as I said have 3 sets of Customs brokers in place so can check with them if we are not 100% sure on something)
Reason 1 : They handle the customs process (explained above)
Reason 1A : We have the required accounts for the GVMS and Ens (both parts of the required customs systems and not covered by the customs brokers )
Reason 2 : An Eori number is needed : They will have the required Eori (but check they have them) we have an EU Eori in the shape of a French Eori and UK on here at ERS
Reason 3 : We have Ferry accounts (you might be like so but we can book on the ferry and a get the fair cheaper (if with the operators we use_) and the freight booking systems also allow the required data to be up loaded to the Ferry company as required by law (yes they need the customs details to (they have a legal obligation to ensure only customs cleared units ship with them)
Reason 4 : route knowledge : we for example cover big chunks of the same route between the UK and Spain no matter where the load is going meaning we have learned from experience many things including : where the bottle necks/likely deals will be, when to avoid certain places/areas eg due to Rush hour.
Fuel stations on route that have fair prices (without having to hunt or detour )
And talking of Detours we also know various alternative routes in the event of issues on the main route.
We also know were good and safe places to rest are>
And we can as a rule put that knowledge to use to, do the trip or stage quicker than some who have never done it
(and while we have extensive knowledge on the Spain -Uk route we have a wide knowledge of the geography of routes and driving in western Europe)
Reason 5 : got the networks in place if need additional support eg need extra help or porters
There are many more advantages but most of them relate to the normal reasons to pick a mover over self moving
Ashley R Clark