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  • RE: 17 March 2021

    Q.4 Are government working with brokers (the intermediary sector generally) to ensure there is enough capacity to manage the significant increase in submitting customs declarations from 2021? Are brokers confident they can manage the additional load from 01 January 2022? It would be useful for government to get everyone round the table together to discuss this. A. HMRC continue to work closely with the intermediaries sector and have updated their customs agent page to further help traders find a suitable agent: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/list-of-customs-agents-and-fast-parcel-operators
  • RE: 17 March 2021

    Q.3 Given that deferred decs extended to Jan 1st how will you be ensuring that there is compliance with EIDR? A. There is no extension to the need to formalise customs declarations made Entry in Declarant's Records (EIDR) within 6 months - so for example, consignments recorded EIDR in January 2021 will still need to be declared in CHIEF by July, February by August etc. - HMRC will be working with Industry.
  • RE: 17 March 2021

    Q.2 Is there a list of composite products that will require EHC's in August for export to EU / NI? A. Details and guidance can be found here : https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5f6890b4d3bf7f7237cf3f73/8281NFG-Feb21_v5__.pdf https://www.gov.uk/export-health-certificates/export-composite-food-products-intended-for-human- consumption-to-the-european-union-certificate-8281
  • 17 March 2021

    Q.1 Do the delays to the introduction of import controls (SPS) also apply to transit on landbridge? A. Yes
  • RE: 11th March 2021 Q&A from the All Stakeholder Revised Timetable for the Introduction of Controls

    Q.22 Has the EU Commission been briefed on this? Is there any concern on their side re-the length of the delay? A. This was a unilateral decision taken by the UK Government.
  • RE: 11th March 2021 Q&A from the All Stakeholder Revised Timetable for the Introduction of Controls

    Q.21 What about Export Exit Summary Declarations (EXS) please?
    A. We are currently reviewing the Exit Summary Declarations (EXS) requirements waiver options in light of the new timetable for phasing of import controls. 
  • RE: 11th March 2021 Q&A from the All Stakeholder Revised Timetable for the Introduction of Controls

    Q.20 What are the implications for the implementation of customs controls at ports and new port approvals along with start date for use of GVMS under the pre-lodgement model. Will this delay requirement for EXS as well as ENS to 1 January 2022?
    A. Border locations without existing control systems at the end of transition, including RoRo listed locations, will not be required to control EU goods on the basis of declarations until 1 January 2022. This will support the flow of goods through these ports and minimise the chance of delays. Locations with existing systems will use their systems to facilitate the control of goods where declarations are present in HMRC systems (such as controlled goods) imported from the EU. HMRC has worked with these locations to ensure non-controlled goods are allowed to flow through. 
    From 1 January 2022, goods imported from the EU will be subject to standard customs control. Border locations receiving goods that are moving into GB from the EU will be able to choose between the two models for customs control: the tried and tested model that is currently used to controlled goods moving between the UK and the rest of the world, known as the temporary storage model, or the new pre-lodgement model. 
    GVMS was introduced in January 2021 only for transit movements from the EU and for goods moving from GB to NI. It was not scheduled to cover all goods movements until July 2021 when customs declarations on all goods were required at the point of import. With this announcement, GVMS will now be in place from January 2022 for all imports and exports at GB port locations which have chosen to introduce it. 
    On approvals, until 1 January 2022 temporary customs approvals will cover any border locations receiving any goods imported or exported from the EU that do not currently hold an approval or hold an expired approval. These temporary customs approcvals will not require operators do not need to make an application. 
    From 1 January 2022, all locations will need a full customs approval. If ports choose to operate the pre-lodgement model to control goods moving between GB and the EU, its obligations will be set out in their wharf approval. If the location chooses to use the temporary storage model, they will require both a customs approval and a Temporary Storage Facility approval which will set out their temporary storage obligations. 
    Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) will not be required for goods imported into GB from the EU until 1 January 2022 and we are currently reviewing the Exit Summary Declaration (EXS) requirements waiver options in light of the new timetable for phasing import controls. 
  • RE: 11th March 2021 Q&A from the All Stakeholder Revised Timetable for the Introduction of Controls

    Q.19 Do we get a new version of BOM? A. Yes, we will update the BOM shortly.
  • RE: 11th March 2021 Q&A from the All Stakeholder Revised Timetable for the Introduction of Controls

    Q.18 Does this mean that the use of GVMS for EU/UK?EU shipments is delayed until 1st Jan 2022?
    A. GVMS was introduced in January 2021 only for transit movements from the EU and for goods moving from GB to NI. Border locations without existing control systems at the end of transition, including RoRo listed locations, will not be required to control EU goods on the basis of declarations until 1 January 2022. This will support the flow of goods through these ports and minimise the chance of delays. Locations with existing systems will use their systems to facilitate the control of goods where declarations are present in HMRC systems (such as controlled goods) imported from the EU. HMRC has worked with these locations to ensure non-controlled goods are allowed to flow through. GVMS will not be required to facilitate import or exportcontrols between GB and the EU until 1 January 2022.
  • RE: 11th March 2021 Q&A from the All Stakeholder Revised Timetable for the Introduction of Controls

    Q.17 Will these new dates apply to EU origin organic food feed or will 1st July date still apply? A. Organic products imported from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland to GB will now not require a certificate of inspection (COI) until 1 January 2022. There is no change to the movement of organic goods from NI to GB. You do not need a COI if you’re moving goods from NI to GB. Under the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol, EU Organic Regulations apply in NI. The movement of organic goods from GB to NI must be accompanied by a valid COI using the EU’s TRACES NT. You do not need to pay for a COI as these costs are covered by the Movement Assistance Scheme.