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Full customs controls took effect from January 2022

10 January 2022
Issue: 4823 / Categories: News

Full customs controls came into force on 1 January 2022 which may affect clients that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU.

These include:

  • requirement for full customs import declarations for all goods at the time businesses or their courier/freight forwarder bring them into Great Britain except if they are non-controlled goods imported from Ireland to Great Britain;
  • customs controls at all ports and other border locations;
  • requirement for a suppliers’ declaration proving the origin of goods (either UK or EU) if they are using the zero tariffs agreed in the UK’s trade deal with the EU; and
  • commodity codes are changing.

Andrew Thurston customs duty consultant at MHA said: ‘With the grace period now over UK businesses that export into the EU can no longer afford to be complacent regarding rules of origin. Under the UK-EU trade and co-operation agreement (TCA) exporters...

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