This communication is relevant to all our customs clearance customers and is being sent as a result of a recent Government announcement.
Changes to Safety and Security Declarations Announced
The Government has announced a raft of customs easements to support industry and improve flow at UK borders. Traders, haliers and carriers are set to benefit from four Safety and Security (S&S) facilitations, which will come into force from 1st July 2022 for the EU and the rest of the world.
The facilitations are as follows:
- Marking S&S Movement Reference Numbers (MRN’s) optional in the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) for both imports and exports
- Removal of S&S requirements for outbound inter-port transhipments (when moved under transit and a single transport contract)
- Removal of S&S requirements on Merchandise in Baggage for both imports and exports
- As part of the package of easements, empty units exported under a transport contract will no longer be required to complete S&S declarations
Removing the need for S&S declarations (also known as Exit Summary or EXS declarations) will reduce the burden on hauliers and carriers, and allow empty containers, pallets and vehicles to move more quickly and efficiently.
Also from the 1st July 2022, carriers can complete inputs into the GVMS without entering any S&S declaration reference numbers. Including the S&S declaration reference number has previously been encouraged, and this remains an option, however, users can now complete the form without it if they choose to.
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