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  • RE: 05 May 2021 - All Stakeholder Call with Lord Frost

    Q4: Is it planned to undertake deeper dives with representatives from the various businesses sector companies within NI most affected by the new trading arrangements between GB and NI to ensure solutions actually solve the issues experienced including the longer term impact and escalating costs faced when the Government supported schemes come to an end?

    A: As part of the UK Government's ongoing engagement with stakeholders in Northern Ireland, Lord Frost met with a number of businesses and community representatives in Northern Ireland this week (w/c 10th May 2021) to listen to their experiences and to reaffirm the Government's commitment to address issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol. 
  • RE: 05 May 2021 - All Stakeholder Call with Lord Frost

    Q3:How and where are the wider Border issues for D20, HK BN(O)'s and MQS being coordinated in Government?

    A: The Managed Quarantine Service is coordinated by the Department of Health and Social Care and the issue surrounding British nationals (overseas) in Hong Kong is coordinated by UK Visas and Immigration which is part of the Home Office. Further detail can be found here: 
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/managed-quarantine-what-to-expect
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/british-nationals-overseas-in-hong-kong
  • RE: 05 May 2021 - All Stakeholder Call with Lord Frost

    Q2: There is a particular problem in NI. Many retailers do not want the responsibility of being the importer of record and therefore non-established EU/NI entities are importing these products. In other territories a customs broker can be used but for those using the TSS this is not available. This begs the question of who signs the Private Attestation where the goods are brought into NI by a GB established business?

    A: The Animal Health Regulation will also apply in Northern Ireland. Traders moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland will need to ensure that they meet the new regulatory, documentary, and certification requirements for composite goods. Specifically, composite goods being moved from GB to NI will need to conform to new requirements for composite products. These goods will need to be accompanied with the appropriate composites EHC. If the products are exempt, they will need to be accompanied by a private attestation prepared and signed by importing food business operator in Northern Ireland. Businesses on the Authorised Trader list moving goods from GB to NI will not be required to complete new composites EHCs or private attestations until the relevant phase of compliance comes into effect from 1 October 2021. Instead, their STAMNI declarations will meet these requirements in the meantime, in line with the movement criteria. However, all goods moved by Authorised Traders from GB to NI must comply with regulatory requirements for composite products. 
  • RE: 05 May 2021 - All Stakeholder Call with Lord Frost

    Q1: If the exempt goods with a Private Attestation do not need to be presented at a BCP, do they still require a full import declaration or could they now be cleared using simplified procedures?

    A: The Animal Health Regulation establishes rules of third countries, including GB, exporting to the EU including the use of EHCs and private attestations. As a result, there is a requirement for a UK customs export declaration as well as a requirement for an EU import customs declaration. You can apply to use simplified declarations for exports noting a trader cannot make simplified declarations for goods, covered by the Agricultural Policy, subject to export licensing (exceptions apply), subject to excise duty (exceptions apply), and / or that require a full customs declaration. Simplified declarations cannot be used if goods are entered into special procedure using authorisation by declaration. 
  • RE: Export from UK Direct to EU Hospitals or Private Health Clinics

    Thank you for your post.
    For commodity codes, please check the GOV.UK trade tariff tool here
    For guidance on what you need to do to for exporting goods to the EU from 1 January 2021, please check the detailed Step-by-Step guide on GOV.UK here
  • RE: Animal-derived enzymes

    Exports to the EU
    The Commission Regulation 2019/2007 lists the animals and products that are subject to controls at the border, so if exported to the EU lipase (CN code 3507 90 90) will need to enter the EU through a BCP.
    You should check with the BCP of entry to find out which certificate you need to apply.
    Regulation (EU) 2019/628 sets out the model certificate for imports into the EU of ‘other products of animal origin’ and the GB version can be found in Form Finder at: www.gov.uk/export-health-certificates
    For further information about pre-notification about the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) if exporting to the EU check the website: www.apha.defra.gov.uk/official-vets/Guidance/traces/index.htm

    Exports to countries outside the EU
    Check the Form Finder at: www.gov.uk/export-health-certificates and if there is no certificate the person would need to contact the importing country for the import conditions or the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/animal-and-plant-health-agency

    Imports into GB
    To find the health certificate you need for a live animal or animal product import to Great Britain, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man from 2021 go to: www.gov.uk/government/collections/health-certificates-for-animal-and-animal-product-imports-to-great-britain
    Further guidance for GB Imports of Products, Animals, Food and Feed system (IPAFFS) go to our website: www.gov.uk/guidance/import-of-products-animals-food-and-feed-system
  • RE: Exporting - Animal origin

    Exports to the EU
    The Commission Regulation 2019/2007 lists the animals and products that are subject to controls at the border, so if exported to the EU lactose (CN code 1702) will need to enter the EU through a BCP.
    Lactose, which is a milk sugar, may be treated as a dairy product but some BCPs may treat it as ‘another product of animal origin’.
    You should check with the BCP of entry to find out which certificate you need to apply.
    Regulation (EU) 2019/628 sets out the model certificate for imports into the EU of ‘other products of animal origin’ and the GB version can be found in Form Finder: www.gov.uk/export-health-certificates
    For further information about pre-notification about the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) if exporting to the EU check the website: www.apha.defra.gov.uk/official-vets/Guidance/traces/index.htm

    Exports to countries outside the EU
    Check the Form Finder at: www.gov.uk/export-health-certificates and if there is no certificate the person would need to contact the importing country for the import conditions or the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/animal-and-plant-health-agency

    Imports into GB
    To find the health certificate you need for a live animal or animal product import to Great Britain, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man from 2021 go to: www.gov.uk/government/collections/health-certificates-for-animal-and-animal-product-imports-to-great-britain
    Further guidance for GB Imports of Products, Animals, Food and Feed system (IPAFFS) go to our website: www.gov.uk/guidance/import-of-products-animals-food-and-feed-system
  • Transition Update

    Dear customers,

    As a result of the end of the transition period we are taking some of our systems offline for a short time. This is a normal approach and we have been preparing to update these systems for some time. 

    You will need to plan around this downtime. There may be specific action you need to take if you are moving goods during this period.
     

    Each of the following customs processing systems will be experiencing some downtime as a result of the end of the transition period.
     

    Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF)

    Import Control Service (ICS)

    Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS)

    New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) GB - email

    New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) GB - web

    New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) GB - XML

    Please also check our guidance if you have ongoing customs movements at the end of the transition period.
     

    We have a trader checklist to help you prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period. And we are running webinars where you can hear the latest information and ask questions to help you prepare for these new rules.
     

    Thank you for your help in supporting a smooth end to the transition period.

  • RE: Safety and Security declarations

    Thank you for your post.
    You do not need to make an entry summary declaration for goods imported into Great Britain from the EU between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021.
    From 1 July 2021 onwards, you will need to sign up to the S&S GB service to do so.
    For further information, please see the new GOV.UK guidance published here
  • RE: Preparation for Service Providers

    Thank you for your post.

    The GOV.UK links we have given detail the full guidance on providing and selling services to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein after the Transition Period, from 1 January 2021.

    The webpage you have linked to in your post is found when you click on the current guidance link in the black box at the top of the page, which is relevant for 31 more days (at time of posting) until the Transition Period is over.