Post-Brexit: making MPSEXPDATA Brexit-compliant

 

MPSEXPDATA version 1.13.2

Last changelog: 2 Feb 2021

  • Point added in "Other changes" about the weight of the first item

 

 

 

General info

Shipments to post-Brexit United Kingdom must always have an INTER line. The INTER line contains invoice details but will also contain the details of the first item in your parcel. An object that has it's own HS code, constitutes a separate item.

  • If you only have one item: you will only need the INTER line in which the item is also described
  • If you have more than one items: you will need to add INTERINVOICELINE for each additional item. The first one is still described in the INTER line.
Example: if you're shipping toy cars, toy blocks and Toy trains, you would describe toy cars in the INTER line, and the toys blocks and toy trains in an INTERINVOICELINE each.

 

It's not possible to send multi-colli shipments to the UK. You can only send single-parcel shipments. This means your MPSCOUNT field must always be one and you can never have more than one PARCEL line in a UK shipment. Your parcel can however contain multiple items.

It's also only possible to send DPD Classic and DPD Home shipments. These are service code 101 and 136 for B2B and 327 and 328 for B2C. Saturday, Collection Request, Express, Parcelshop, etc are not possible.

 

Other changes

  • Sender phone (SPHONE in HEADER and SIPHONE in INTER) is mandatory.
    Note: phone number must be format +<country code><rest of the number> in all fields. For example: +3215124578 or +442012345678.
  • Sender email (SEMAIL in HEADER) is mandatory.
    Note: the email must be on an existing domain.
  • Receiver phone (RPHONE in HEADER and CPHONE in INTER) is mandatory.
  • Receiver email (REMAIL in HEADER and CEMAIL in INTER) is mandatory.
  • Sender and Receiver house number must be in their separate fields SHOUSENO, RHOUSENO and CHOUSENO.
  • The value in the MPSWEIGHT (HEADER) and WEIGHT (PARCEL) must equal the sum of all weights of each of your items.
  • You'll notice that the INTER line doesn't have a field for the weight. This means there is no available field for the weight of your first item. This is normal, and this weight is calculated on our side by using the total parcel weight, which are mentioned in PARCEL and HEADER, and the weights of the subsequent items in INTERINVOICELINE.

 

Notes about EORI, HMRC and VAT number
 

  • The Receiver VAT and EORI number must be given in the INTER line, CVATNO and CEORI fields respectively. However, these values can vary depending whether or not your shipment is B2B or B2C:
    - For B2B Shipments: these fields must contain the Receiver EORI and VAT number.
    - For B2C Shipments: these fields must contain the Sender EORI and VAT number, since B2C receivers typically don't have a VAT or EORI.
     
  • The HMRC number must be included in the CCOMMENT2 field of the INTER line.

 

INTER line

 

Please refer to the INTER line description on it's separate page. However, for UK shipments after Brexit, the fields described below might have slightly different rules. For the other fields, you can apply the info of the aforementioned separate page.

 

Field Max Length Data type Description Mandatory?
PARCELTYPE 1 String parcel type. For UK destinations, always set to P Yes
CAMOUNT 15 String Declared customs amount (in invoice currency) in total with two decimal digits without separator (14,20 = 1420). This is the sum of all values of all your items. Yes
CTERMS 2 String

The C Terms. The only one allowed for UK shipments is:

06 = DAP

Yes
CCONTENT 35 String Content of your first item Yes
CTARIF 8 String HS code of your first item. This is 8 digits, no more no less. Yes
CCOMMENT2 70 String Must contain the HMRC number Yes
CSTATUS 3 String

Only supported value is
C11 = consignment is transfered by data transfer

Yes
CAMOUNTP 12 Integer Field is not used and can be left blank. No
CINVOICEDATE 8 Integer Invoice date (format YYYYMMDD) Yes
CORIGIN 3 Integer Your first item's country of origin (Numeric ISO 3166) Yes
CAMOUNTLINE 12 Integer Value of your first item Yes
CSTREET 35 String Commercial invoice consignee street. This must not contain the house number. Yes
CHOUSENO 8 String Commercial invoice consignee house number. Yes
CPHONE 30 String Commercial invoice consignee telephone number Yes
CEMAIL 100 String Commercial invoice consignee email address Yes
CVATNO 20 String Commercial invoice consignee VAT number. Please keep in mind the points mentioned earlier on this page. Yes
QITEMS 4 Integer How many of your first item this parcel contains Yes
CEORI 20 String Invoice consignor of goods EORI number. Please keep in mind the points mentioned earlier on this page. Yes
SISTREET 35 String Invoice consignor of goods street. This must not contain the house number. No
SIHOUSENO 8 String Invoice consignor of goods house number No
SIPHONE 30 String Invoice consignor of goods phonenumber No

 

INTERINVOICELINE line

 

As mentioned before, the INTER line contains the details of your first item, but for each additional item in your parcel, you will need an INTERINVOICELINE.
Please refer to the INTER line description on it's separate page. However, for UK shipments after Brexit, the fields described below might have slightly different rules. For the other fields, you can apply the info of the aforementioned separate page.

 

Field Max Length Data type Description Mandatory?
QITEMS 4 Integer Number of this item Yes
CCONTENT 200 String Content of this item Yes
CTARIF 10 String HS code for this item Yes
CAMOUNTLINE 15 Integer

Value of this item with two decimal digits without separator.
Example: 25.30 would have value 2530

Yes
CORIGIN 3 Integer Country of origin of this item (Numeric ISO 3166) Yes
CNETWEIGHT 8 Integer Total weight of this item Yes
CGROSSWEIGHT 8 Integer Repeat of the total weight of this item Yes

 

Soumis par CustomerIT le lun 05/08/2019 - 14:11