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  • RE: 14th September 2021 - All Stakeholder Call with DG Emma Churchill -Delay to import controls

    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
  • RE: 14th September 2021 - All Stakeholder Call with DG Emma Churchill -Delay to import controls

    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.
  • 14th September 2021 - All Stakeholder Call with DG Emma Churchill -Delay to import controls

    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.
  • RE: Revised Timetable for Import Controls

    UK Government has announced an update on the upcoming import controls.

    You can read the Written Ministerial Statement from the Cabinet Office on the Parliament website

    The Border Operating Model will be updated to reflect this in due course.

    Read more about the announcement here
  • RE: 20 July 2021 -All Stakeholder Event with Lord Agnew

    Q. 60 Why after all this time is the BOM still not correct? It is not accurately reflecting the picture of port customs models (BOM 28-29) A. BPDG are happy to discuss what aspect of the picture of port customs models in pages 28-29 of the updated BOM does not meet stakeholder requirements. Please could you provide more specific detail by writing to us at : bpdg.enquiries@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
  • RE: 20 July 2021 -All Stakeholder Event with Lord Agnew

    Q.59 Increased freight costs (Suez) and EU Exit are affecting the supply of Health & Social Care products that support hospital discharge. Will the DHSC be looking at this issue from a national perspective? A. International container freight markets continue to receive high levels of demand on a global level and this is now predicted to continue throughout 2021.As a result international supply chains remain under tension, with very little slack in the system, driving operational difficulties such as delays, diversions, and capacity constraints.The Suez Canal incident, continued global congestion at ports, and disruption at key Chinese ports has led to sustained operational problems and hampered recovery.Nevertheless, the Department for Transport and partners across Government have worked closely with the freight industry to manage the challenges supply chains have faced, where possible.This positive engagement and dialogue is continuing throughout 2021 and Government will continue to monitor the market and explore opportunities to engage further on a wider, international level.
  • RE: 20 July 2021 -All Stakeholder Event with Lord Agnew

    Q.58 If there a flier created to circulate to EU hauliers that could be shared so we can send to our supplier base to encourage the take up? (of GVMS) A. HMG are looking at developing additional communications products to underline the actions hauliers need to take.
  • RE: 20 July 2021 -All Stakeholder Event with Lord Agnew

    Q. 55 The driver shortage in NI is at a critical level and I've raised this with the Driver & Vehicle Testing Agency, the Infrastructure Minister and the Economy Minister given that DVA have no obvious plans to address the lack of testing capacity to address this. They are obviously not interested in addressing this as no-one has responded despite the issue being raised months ago! Lord Agnew needs to raise his concerns with the Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to get the local executive to actually do something where they are adding to the problem! A. On Tuesday 20th July, the Government announced a package of measures to help tackle the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver shortage. Ministers have pledged to work with industry leaders to attract new drivers, simplify training and encourage people to stay in the industry. On measures related to driver testing, the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) are continuing to take action to maximise testing capacity and increase the throughput of successful passes per week. To sustain this increase and potentially raise it further still, the Government will consult on changes to the driving testing process on practical improvements to speed up recruitment. Further details on the package of measures can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-package-of-measures-to-support-road-haulage-industry Along with the open letter to the road haulage sector which can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1004268/hgv-driver-shortage-letter-to-industry.pdf
  • RE: 20 July 2021 -All Stakeholder Event with Lord Agnew

    Q.54 Can BPDG / Cabinet Office please bear down on the Home Office and Ministry and Justice to stop changing and adding to specifications to BCPs so ports can get them finished please? A. BPDG's Single Points of Contact are willing to represent the concerns of ports to the government departments and agencies who will use BCPs and other facilities, to ensure that the requirements of those agencies are understood and agreed between all parties as efficiently as possible.
  • RE: New EHC for Dairy Export to EU

    Thank you for your post. The new 8354 certificate (dairy products required to undergo pasteurisation treatment) is the most direct replacement for the old 8285 certificate (milk & dairy products from category B countries), which covered milk and dairy products that had undergone at least single pasteurisation. Raw milk, or raw milk products cannot be sent on the new 8354 certificate as it requires the OV to attest to the pasteurisation treatment the product has undergone, we would suggest only sending products that have undergone at least single pasteurisation on this certificate. The new AHR certificate suite for milk and dairy products are no longer differentiated by a country listing produced by the EU (A, B, & C countries). Now it is differentiated by the type of products you are sending. Below are the new AHR certificates for milk and dairy products that are available. They are currently available for applications on EHC Online, you should be able to select a ‘Start Now’ button from EHC Form Finder to begin your application. 8353 – Export Health Certificate for the entry into the EU or NI of dairy products intended for human consumption derived from raw milk or that are not required to undergo a specific risk-mitigating treatment (Note: it is a condition of this certificate is that the product has not undergone any risk-mitigating treatment whatsoever) 8354 – Export Health Certificate for the entry into the EU or NI of dairy products intended for human consumption that are required to undergo a pasteurization treatment 8356 – Export Health Certificate for the entry into the EU or NI of raw milk intended for human consumption