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New customs checks from 1 January 2022: What will the impact be?

18 January 2022 / Brad Ashton , Jason Wellden
Issue: 4824 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
Papers please!

Key points

  • Additional post-Brexit customs controls took effect on 1 January 2022.
  • Delaying filing of import declarations for up to six months from point of import is no longer an option.
  • Customs controls on goods moving into Great Britain from the EU will cause delays for consignments chosen for inspection.
  • UK exporters must hold supplier declarations at the time they export the goods to claim preference in the EU.
  • Regarding commodity codes importers and exporters should check for classification changes for 2022.
  • Further postponed changes will come into force in July 2022.

As more stringent border checks are introduced for shipments into Great Britain (GB) just how ready are businesses for the added administrative burden of completing full customs declarations on imports and what exactly are the changes for GB importers? Additionally what is the impact on trade between the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) and Great Britain?...

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