Customs changes alert: effective from 1 January 2022

Maria McConnell | 25 November 2021

Customs changes alert: effective from 1 January 2022

A number of UK import and export procedures will change again from 1 January 2022.  The majority of changes relate to the removal of temporary easements which were introduced on 1 January 2021.  Therefore, the main changes we will see are:

  • The removal of the facility to delay the submission of Customs import declarations for up to 6 months through the use of Entry in Declarant’s Records (EIDR). This means that full Customs declarations will need to be submitted at the time of arrival into the UK unless an approval for Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP) is obtained.
  • Supplier’s declarations will be needed from suppliers where the value of the item supplied is needed to prove the goods being exported, on or after 1 January 2022,  to the EU qualify as originating under the rules of EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
  • The temporary waiver of the requirement to provide a Safety and Security declaration, EXS, for goods leaving the UK where there is no export declaration. For example, for movement of goods from GB to Northern Ireland. Where there is an export declaration, this also acts as the ENS.
  • HMRC’s policy in respect of imported goods will move from “flow” (having a light touch at the Customs border) back to “control”. This may lead to an increase in shipments being selected for documentary and physical checks.
  • Additional declarations will be needed via the Goods Vehicle Movement System (GVMS) albeit these declarations are submitted by the carrier of the goods.

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