Guide for hauliers, carriers and intermediaries which brings together the key aspects of using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to move goods between Great Britain and the EU. This information supports the transition to new customs procedures from 1 January 2022.
External resources on importing
Simple guide which takes you through the stages involved in moving goods, covering: pre-journey documentation; documentation required when picking up goods; formalities at the EU and UK borders; and requirements after leaving the port.
Step by step webinars which focus on the process for moving goods between the EU and Great Britain in multiple languages. The videos cover the movement of meat, alcohol, fruit, dairy, composite products and fish. The videos cover movements from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
Guidance on what businesses need to do when making a full declaration to bring or receive goods into the UK, including procedures from 1 January 2022.
Detailed guidance on rules of origin requirements under the EU trade agreement. It explains the most important provisions which businesses need to understand and comply with, in order to ensure that they pay zero tariffs when trading with the EU.
Full customs import declarations and controls will be introduced on 1 January 2022 but Safety and Security declarations on imports will now not be required until 1 July 2022. The revised timetable also delays the introduction of requirements concerning Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) goods, Export Health Certificates, and Phytosanitary Certificates and physical checks on SPS goods.
Summary of new procedures, declarations and customs checks for businesses importing good from the EU that will come into effect from 1 October 2021. Full customs checks on all imports will begin on 1 January 2022.
Policy paper, case studies, and other guides on how the UK's border with the EU will work for importing and exporting goods after 1 January 2021. The guidance for traders and hauliers has been updated to reflect the revised timetable for the introduction of the next stage of UK import requirements, as well as including additional detail on policies and processes.
Guidance on hiring a customs intermediary (such as a freight forwarder, customs agent or broker, or fast parcel operator) to act directly or indirectly for UK businesses importing or exporting to the EU. HMRC has also produced a checklist of Things to consider when you appoint a customs intermediary.
Step-by-step checklist in printable PDF format that outlines the key actions businesses need to take to complete a supplementary declaration if they have chosen to delay making customs import declarations this year. Supplementary declarations must be filed within 175 calendar days of goods arriving in Great Britain.
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