The next phase of Brexit Customs Clearance
In 2021, the U.K. introduced Brexit customs clearance procedures, with all imports and exports between GB and the EU requiring a declaration from 1st January, 2021.
To keep trade flowing, and allow traders on both sides of the border to prepare, imports into the U.K. have followed a phased roll out scheme for restrictions.
From 1st January, 2022, the next phase of Brexit customs clearance legislation will be coming into effect. But what does this mean for you?
The following changes will be happening from 1st January:
Brexit customs clearance will be required by arrival at the border
Until the end of this year, vehicles are able to enter the U.K., and unitised cargoes can be collected from port using the Entry In Declarants Records (EIDR) procedure to delay clearance by up to 6 months. This will be changing from 1st January, 2022.
Using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service for all road shipments, you will now need to have your Brexit customs clearance completed before the vehicle has embarked. The vehicle will not be able to enter the U.K. without a declaration on the GVMS system, taxes paid, and the goods cleared from inspection. Documents must also accompany the vehicle.
Goods arriving by sea will need to be customs cleared before leaving the port, using the port inventory systems.
Importer knowledge will not be accepted
From 1st January, 2022, all EU exporters will need to be a registered exporter. They can do this by applying here. Once they are approved, they will get a registered exporter (REX) number.
The REX number will need to be included on your commercial invoice with a clause similar to the following: