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  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.21 For Invoices, what kind of statement should we include regarding Country of Origin?
    A. Same answer as Q.19 
    Guidance on statements is set out here at section 2.3- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rules-of-origin-for-goods-moving-between-the-uk-and-eu
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.20 Are you aware of the Dover Port Health Authority's webpage on their site claiming the need for an electronic pre-notification on PHILIS? This was not something industry has been made aware of and is not in the border operating model as far as we can see.
    A. DEFRA are aware of the issues, and are engaging with Dover PHA on their need for data collection for the purpose of preparing for the implementation of the new regime of checks on imports of animal products subject to SPS Controls. We will provide an update in due course. 
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q19. I really need an answer about statements relating to country of origin
    A. Guidance on statements in set out here in Section 2.3 - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rules-of-origin-for-goods-moving-between-the-uk-and-eu
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.18 we have a lot of e commerce questions on B2C imports of wines and spirits, what are the tresholds not having to apply for licenses?
    A. Please see guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/import-alcohol-into-the-uk 
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.17 Origin rules: We understand REX is not reciprocal to EU. But on imports As long as preference statement on invoice, this is sufficient for not paying duties, REX number is not required (can be sent retroactive) but: if an exporter does not include the REX number on the preference statement, but obtains it retrospectively – an amendment required, any guidance how would this be handled?
    A. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rules-of-origin-for-goods-moving-between-the-uk-and-eu
    UCC legislation requires that EU exporters must be REX registered (and therefore be in a position to enter a number on a statement on origin) on consignments over 6000 Euros. We are aware that there have been issues with EU businesses not having REX numbers because they haven't been registered by their authorities. 
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.16. I've been told the NCTS support line is very slow. It's gone from days to hours. But still causing issues. Is this being reviewed?
    A. Yes- the NCTS support line has been under pressure as we were made aware of possible delays when moving goods under transit/CTC into Calais-port or Dunkerque where the Office of Transit included on the declaration is different to the actual port of arrival in France. For example, Calais-port was included on the declaration but in check-in at Dover, the haulier decided to take a crossing that arrives in Dunkerque. HMRC are working with French Customs on this issue to make improvements as quickly as possible. 
    Guidance is available here at - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/new-computerised-transit-system-enquiries
     
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.15. Is there a prospect of negotiations with the EU to resolve the issue of goods that can't be exported there at the moment (eg certain shellfish, etc)? What is the status and prospect for those goods?
    A. Updated answer
    The UK is now outside the single market and the customs union following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, meaning that we are subject to current EU rules for the non-member states. This means that some types of products are subject to prohibitions and restrictions (P&R) when coming into GB from the EU, or going from GB to the EU, as of 1 January 2021. We are working closely with food producers to ensure they are ready to compy with the EU's third country imports regime. 
    Live bivalve molluscs such as oysters, mussles, clams, cockles and scallops can continue to be exported to the EU if they're harvested from class A waters or cleaned, or have cleared end product testing in the UK. 
    We will continue to raise the issue of live bivalve molluscs not ready for human consumption with the EU, to ensure that trade can continue securely. 
    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. 
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.14. About GVMS, are hauliers supposed to be able to log in via the GOV Gateway link? a members says there is no link to GVMS when he tries to do so. A. The link can be found here : https://developer.service.hmrc.gov.uk/guides/gvms-end-to-end-service-guide/documentation /register-for-gvms.html#before-you-start
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.13. In relation to Safety & Security decl for Ireland. Where is a haulier supposed to do that? theres info about PBN but nothing that makes it clear where S&S are done.
    A. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/find-out-when-to-make-an-exit-summary-declaration
  • RE: 07 January 2021

    Q.12. Is there any discussion going on about extending the 'in flight' possibility, or do we correctly interpret your earlier comment on this to mean that there is no way to extend it ?
    A. The seven day grace period ended on 08 January 2021.