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Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:44:22 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q1. If I have understood, POAO will still have to be pre-notified from 1 January, but without EHCs. Will that still be to IPAFFS? Will they too be subject to physical checks, as for Customs declarations? A. Just pre-notification on IPAFFS from 01/01/22 with physical checks on SPS goods from 01/07/22.
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:44:42 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q2. Can you advise when the Border Operating Model will be updated? A. The Border Operating Model will be updated to reflect the changes in due course.
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:45:01 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q3. Can you please confirm that customs MRNs will still be entered into GVMS from 1 Jan for GB exports/imports. A. That is correct. The customs declaration entry into CHIEF/CDS generates an MRN (or entry reference number ERN) which the declarant provides to the haulier who enters it into GVMS creating the GMR (Goods Movement Reference). Further guidance is available here:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-goods-movement-reference
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:45:56 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q4. S&S declarations: Does the extension of the S&S easement apply to EU to GB movements only? Will voluntary S&S declarations be accepted and risked as per BAU? A. S&S Entry Summary Declarations are not mandatory until 01 July 2022.You do not need to make an entry summary declaration from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022 for goods that are imported into Great Britain from the EU or:Andorray, Monaco, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Ceuta and Melilla, Heligoland, San Marinothe Vatican City State, the municipalities of Livigno Campione d’Italia, the Italian national waters of Lake Lugano, which are between the bank and the political frontier of the area between Ponte Tresa and Porto Ceresio. Further detail can be found here :https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-an-entry-summary-declaration
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:46:14 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q5. For those who have invested in preparation for S& S GB for 1st January, will there be recompense? A. S&S GB will still be required for non-EU imports and ENS will be required from 01st July 2022 (for EU imports) so all preparations are worthwhile and will be needed for full controls in 2022.
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:46:32 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q6. Is GVMS still going ahead on 1st Jan (even without ENS)? A. GVMS went live in January 2021 for transit movements to the UK. GVMS will be used additionally for imports, exports and transit movements exiting the UK from 1 Jan 2022. Further detail on GVMS can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-the-goods-vehicle-movement-service.
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:46:59 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q7. Is the requirement for EXS (GB export empty packaging) due 1st Oct also postponed? A. There is currently a temporary waiver in place for two categories where Exit Summary Declarations would otherwise be required. This is for empty units being moved to the EU under a transport contract and goods in RoRo vehicles. This waiver will still end on 30 September 2021 meaning that EXS requirements will apply from 1 October 2021.
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:47:33 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q8. Will Infrastructure at the UK ports be complete and up and running for the full customs checks coming into effect on Jan 1st ? What % of imports will be checked by customs ? A. Much of the infrastructure required for customs checks is either already in place or is on track for delivery by the end of the year. In addition to port delivered infrastructure, there are already four Inland Border Facilities operating to handle traffic at ports where there is not space to accommodate these checks within the port boundary, with two more to follow. Where infrastructure delivery is expected to extend beyond January 2022, alternative arrangements are being put in place. This does not affect our ability to introduce customs controls or the requirements to submit full customs declarations.
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:47:57 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q9. Based on the SPS controls being delayed why should we have any confidence that the 1st January date for full customs declarations will be met? A. The Ministerial statement confirmed that customs controls, with the exception of entry summary declarations which will be delayed until 01 July 2022, will be introduced as previously announced here : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-pragmatic-new-timetable-for-introducing-border-controls
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:48:17 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q10. We are introducing ICS2 with DE as a reference member state adding a pre-load advanced cargo messaging (incl of Northern Ireland) will HMRC confirm continuation of current ENS (pre-arrival) messaging in line with legal deadline of 1 October 2021-this is with regard to Safety and Security into Northern Ireland. A. The dates remain unchanged in relation to ICS2.
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:48:47 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q11. Will GVMS introduction for all types of movements be delayed? A. GVMS went live in January 2021 for transit movements to the UK GVMS will be used additionally for imports, exports and transit movements exiting the UK from 1 Jan 2022. Further detail on GVMS can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-the-goods-vehicle-movement-service.
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:49:31 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q12. Will the EXS requirement in certain circumstances still be introduced from Oct 2021? A. The temporary exit summary (EXS) waiver covering certain movements will run until 30 September 2021. The waiver applies to two categories of movements only: 1. Empty pallets, empty containers and empty vehicles being moved under a transport contract to the EU (and to other countries for which pre-departure declarations were not required before 31 December 2020). 2. Goods in RoRo vehicles where there would otherwise be a requirement for an exit summary declaration. This will include, for example, transit movements using RoRo confirmation on EXS requirements can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/find-out-when-to-make-an-exit-summary-declaration
Posted Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:50:09 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q13. Will delayed declarations and other temporary customs facilitations continue beyond January 2022? A. From 1 January 2022, traders will no longer be able to delay making customs declarations to HMRC. They will need to make full declarations (unless authorised to use simplifications) and declarations will need to be made in advance of moving their goods if they are using ports operating the pre-lodgement model and the Goods Vehicle Movement System (GVMS). From 1 January 2022, border locations without existing controls will need to begin fully controlling their imports and exports. This means goods will not be able to be released into free circulation or other special customs procedures until they have received customs clearance.
Posted Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:44:13 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q14. Doesn't this put our exporters at a disadvantage compared to importers? A. Since leaving the EU’s single Market and Customs Union businesses and citizens have adapted to new processes and requirements. Thanks to the hard work of traders and hauliers, we did not see anything like the generalised disruption at our ports which many predicted on 1 January. However, businesses have faced a range of challenges over recent months as they recover from the global pandemic which has impacted supply chains across Europe. This is being felt particularly by the agri-food sector, where new requirements on importing products of animal origin were due to be introduced from next month. In recognition of this, rather than introduce new import controls at this time the Government has listened to those who have called for a new approach to give businesses more time to adjust.
Posted Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:44:45 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q15. Has the Commission itself requested some leeway/flexibility on the start date for import certificates based on some MSs not having current capacity? A. This was a unilateral decision taken by the UK Government. Businesses have faced a range of challenges over recent months as they recover from the global pandemic which has impacted supply chains across Europe. This is being felt particularly by the agri-food sector, where new requirements on importing products of animal origin were due to be introduced from next month. Rather than introduce these controls at this time, the government has listened to those who have called for a new approach to give businesses more time to adjust.
Posted Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:45:07 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q16. Has the EU been informed and do they have any reaction? A. This was a unilateral decision taken by the UK Government.
Posted Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:45:43 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q17. The Port Infrastructure Fund assessment process was very clear on certain deadlines needing to be met (aligned to original timescales) - with two rounds of date changes, those that still need new infrastructure but weren't successful through the process due to not being able to meet original deadlines have been disadvantaged. What further fund / grant support is planned? A. We fully appreciate that many in the border industry including ports and businesses have been investing time and energy to be ready on time, and some will have been on schedule to have met the original deadline. However, we needed to listen to businesses who have have faced a range of challenges over recent months as they recover from the global pandemic which has impacted supply chains across Europe. This is being felt particularly by the agri-food sector. Rather than introduce these controls at this time, the government has listened to those who have called for a new approach to give businesses more time to adjust. Unfortunately there are no plans for further government funding / grant support at this moment in time.
Posted Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:45:53 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q18. Is there any update on DEFRA funding grants? A. The PHA readiness team have recently been in contact with Bristol and all PHAs regarding DEFRAs continued intention to fun their staffing. If any PHAs continue to have any isolated concerns they are advised to contact their PHA engagement lead directly.
Posted Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:46:07 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q19. Will the development of Control Points continue with a view to coming online for 1July 2022? A. Yes - Control Points will, like BCPs, be operational from 1 July 2022 as opposed to 1 January 2022.
Posted Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:46:19 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q20. Please confirm that the pre-notification of POAO from 1. January will not require an electronic EHC upload as well? A. No - provision of an EHC will not be required until 01 July 2022.

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