Q.12 Hi. Serious issues experienced in Dublin Port over the last few days where operators boarded ferries in GB with PBNs and have been stopped and detained in Dublin port because they have no MRN when it was agreed with Irish authorities that a PBN is all that was required.
A. If you carry goods from GB to Ireland using a RoRo ferry service (accompanied or unaccompanied), a PBN must be submitted to Irish Customs. This notification must be submitted in advance of the goods leaving GB.
- The haulier is responsible for ensuring that the PBN is submitted using information provided by the importer. However, the PBN may be created by anyone in the supply chain that has the required information.
- Only one PBN should be created per vehicle irrespective of the number of consignments in the vehicle.
- Vehicles will not be allowed to board ferries in GB without a valid PBN.
- PBNs are created on Irish Revenue’s Customs RoRo Service
- Irish Revenue has also set up a dedicated email support service to deal with all PBN related queries at customsPBN@revenue.ie
- Irish Revenue put a temporary arrangement in place that allowed for the creation of a PBN for goods movements that began before the end of the transition period (31 December) and ended after that date. This temporary arrangement is no longer available for all sailings departing GB on or after 18:00 hours on 5 January 2021.
- For your information, Irish Revenue has issued a press release with advice to hauliers and truck drivers moving goods from GB into Irish ports. Full details are available here: https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/press-office/press-releases/2021/pr-010521-advice-hauliers-goods-gb-irish-ports.aspx
- A PBN user guide has been added to their website. This is available on https://www.revenue.ie/en/online-services/support/documents/help-guides/ros/pbn-user-guide.pdf