The T2LF form is a document which is presented to customs authorities during the import process and is proof that the product being imported have Community status. This document is issued in each branch of the customs office where the loading and export of the goods took place.
Essentially, the T2LF is a document that proves the products related to the document aren’t subject to customs supervision while they are in the EU.
It is good to know that the T2LF document is valid for up to 90 days from the date it is issued, and is prepared for goods which exceed the value of 15,000 euro.
Community status, which is also known as community goods, is a term that is applied to goods that have originated in the UK or a European Union member state, as well as goods imported into the UK or an EU member state.
When a shipment has community status, this means customs duty has already been paid on the goods.
Do I need to keep the T2LF form?
If you are the authorised sender of the goods, then it is best practice to keep the T2LF document for 2 years.
Can I put several different types of goods on my T2LF customs document?
Yes, you are able to put different types of goods on your T2LF form, and it is sufficient enough to give the gross total weight of all these goods.
Can I use other forms rather than a T2LF to certify the status of goods?
A document that certifies the community status of goods can also be the invoice, the transport document, the shipping company’s manifest, and more. Contact us today to learn what other forms you can use to certify the community status of your goods.