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Further changes to imports and exports with the EU from 1 January 2022

From 1 January 2022 there will be further changes introduced for trade with the EU.

 1 January 2022

  • Import declarations will be required for all goods and can no longer be deferred
  • Customs checks begin on imports from EU
    • Prepare to make Customs declarations at the time of importation and for potential physical inspections
  • Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) goes live for imports from EU to GB
    • GVMS applies to all UK ports without inventory linked systems such as Dover, Eurotunnel and Holyhead
    • GVMS introduced to capture details of vehicles and enable faster clearance
    • This will be the responsibility of the haulier (has been tested for GB to NI movements)
  • Pre-notification requirements and documentary checks for certain agri-products including animal origin, certain by-products and high risk food of animal origin

1 July 2022

  • ENS Safety and Security Declarations required for imports
    • ENS is the responsibility of the haulier
  • Export Health Certificate (EHC) requirements for imports of agri-foods
    • Check the appropriate EHC has been obtained prior to shipment and obtain a copy for IPAFFS
    • Ensure your goods travel through an official Border Control Post port
    • Ensure shipments are accompanied by physical Export Health Certificates
  • Pre-notification and Phytosanitary Certificates for plant, plant products and timber-based products
    • Register as an importer on PEACH (Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates from the Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate)
    • Receive Phytosanitary certificates provided by the supplier
    • Ensure goods travel with original phytosanitary certificates
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) checks on animal and animal products, plants and plant products at Border Control Posts

1 September 2022

  • Certification and physical checks will be introduced for all dairy products

1 November 2022

  • Certification and physical checks will be introduced for all remaining regulated products of animal origin, including composite products and fish products

Imports into the EU

Should you require further information or guidance, please contact our team of Customs specialists

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