Skip to main content

This is a new service – your feedback will help us to improve it.

Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:00:33 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.1 Are there still any issues with CHIEF, or has everything now been resolved? A. CHIEF is working to design with no problems raised within HMRC. Any service availability issues will be noted here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customs-handling-of-import-export-freight-chief-service-availability-and-issues/customs-handling-of-import-export-freight-chief-service-availability-and-issues
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:01:05 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.2 Could we get additional guidance for GVMS/border process for the Irish Sea border for these companies that are not on TSS (i.e. are not importers into NI but still need to provide info to their NI clients)?
A. If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, you can use the Trader Support Service (TSS). It's free to use and quick and easy, simply follow the steps on the TSS site to register. Once registered, you will need to digitally provide appropriate information for the goods being moved- the new service will deal with all associated processes. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:01:21 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.3 It appears that the UKBF at Dover are holding consignements which have had a pre-lodgement non inventory linked entry done with a CCS UK badge. Why is this? the guidance is very clear that you can use any badge at any Non Inventory location?
A. Any CHIEF CSP import frontier badge can be used for CHIEF import frontier non-inventory declaration, providing the CSP who issued the badge is content. Therefore declarants should always check with the CSP who issued the badge to confirm if they're content for it to be used at a particular location. Many CHIEF freight locations are both inventory and non-inventory linked depending on the transport mode. Dover can cover a number of physical locations, some of which may have inventory controls. Therefore declarants should check with the site operator in advance. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:01:48 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.4 We had a member whose shipment was stopped in France because of they were using an ROI EORI number (as it was the first place they did a declaration after 1 Jan 21). Any idea why? Guidance states an EU eori is fine to use in a different member state?
A. An ROI EORI is acceptable to use in EU countries. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:02:28 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.5 Is there any update on impact of less pragmaticism in NL/B ports?
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:02:45 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.6 Any chance we can require the lateral flow covid test must be carried outside kent?
A. COVID testing for hauliers is now available at 46 testing sites outside of Kent- further guidance is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:03:16 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.7 When will TSS supp dec process start to work?
A. HMRC is working with TSS consortium to develop the supplementary declaration process as a priority. Our target date for this process to be available is early February. We will keep TSS users up to date as this progresses and give them as much notice as possible so they can prepare for the functionality going live. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:03:28 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.8 Is there less leniency on goods (stop projected?) picked up prior end of transition (EU status) in your experience at EUROTUNNEL
A. The government's priority is to keep goods moving and avoid delays at the border. With our partners in Border Force, HMRC will act to ensure that border processes are as smooth as possible, without compromising security. 
HMRC will use these exisiting tools from January to June 2021 as part of Staged Customs Controls by supporting and building trader capability to ensure compliance during staged controls and when full controls are put in place in July 2021. This is particularly important for traders who have limited experience engaging with customs processes. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:03:43 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.9 On friday you said there would be systematic checking of lorries on random ships / shuttles. did this happen and what is the situation presently in the FR orange lanes?
A. We are expecting the possibility of French customs looking at whole shuttles or ferries yes. I do not believe that has happened yet. Currently French orange lanes we are seeing a lower percentages of HGV being directed in that direction. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:03:56 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.10 Awaiting updated Notes for Guidance on GEFS/Groupage to reflect changes made to composite EHCs 8281/2 guidance. When is this coming?
A. An update on Group Export Facilitation Scheme (GEFS) is due on Friday 29 January. Guidance will be updated at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-groups-of-products-of-animal-origin-to-the-eu-or-northern-ireland to reflect any changes. 
Please note that the information provided on GOV.UK is constantly being updated to support businesses with accurate and timely information; any link provided is accurate and up to date at the time of  this response. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:04:08 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.11 Can testing be introduced at the Pont Abraham services in West Wales for drivers from Ireland travelling to Kent and France?
A. Covid testing for hauliers is now available at 46 testing sites outside of Kent- further guidance is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:04:21 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.12 Could you specify the below threshold limits (not requiring licenses ) for private importers B2C importing alcohols
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:04:35 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.13 Can you confirm that Rules of Origin apply to GB-NI trade?
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:05:14 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.14 If I am unable to complete arrivals on NCTS due to system issues - how can I get permission granted to unload?
A. If NCTS actions are completed incorrectly or missed on the system, this could lead to delays on arrival and goods being held up. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:05:30 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.15 I thought the Irish pseudo-PBN facility had now been withdrawn?
A. There are two issues. First is that Irish authorities relaxed PBN reqmt for movements that were in flight at 11pm on 31 December. That relaxation has since been withdrawn. The second is the issue mentioned, which is difficulties getting an MRN usable by Irish systems, where there remains a current fix using a pseudo MRN. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:05:50 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.16 Are users of Destin8 making use of the transition period offered by MCP to continue to show EU status?
A. The use of "EU status" on Destin8 now fulfils a different requirement and that is to release goods as EIDR under SCC until 31 June 2021. There is evidence that Destin8 customers are using the temporary arrangement. 
Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:07:37 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Q.17 The guidance says any badge can be used for any Non Inventory location. Do the UKBF know this?
A. Not everyone should attend an Inland Border Facility. Some businesses are pre-authorised to start from consignee's premises (their own or an agents premises). 
The Inland Border Facilities are only there to serve the Cat 1 ports (Holyhead, Dover and Eurotunnel). Capacity is modelled on that demand. 
The other ports, most of which are classes as Cat 3, for example, Harwich, Immingham etc,. have signed MOUs that they can handle the traffic. 
IBF guidance on GOV.UK clearly says they are for the 3 ports of Holyhead, Dover and Eurotunnel.
They are only for moving goods under ones of the stated processes (Transit/Carnet/Cites) you shouldn't be using IBF. 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/moving-goods-through-the-port-of-dover-and-eurotunnel-using-common-transit

You must be signed in to post in this forum.