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Australia

Delays are being experienced in New South Wales and Sydney due to severe weather conditions. The following postcodes are affected: 2747 to 2756, 2765 and 2775.

Sri Lanka

Due to the ongoing fuel and power crisis and public transport issues, the Government of Sri Lanka has imposed a temporarily restricted work plan for Government institutions from 28th June 2022. 

In view of the Government’s decision, the Department of Posts has temporarily limited all operational and administrative functions to three working days per week. As a result, all post office functions including deliveries will be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. The remaining working days Monday, Friday and Saturday will be classed as remote working days. 

Poland

Poland Post has advised that they are currently experiencing a significant increase in the volume of items received into their network due to the aid assistance they are providing to Ukraine. Poland Post is continuing to process and deliver all mail items as quickly as possible. 

Australia

Australia Post has reported disruptions to mail delivery and collection services due to extreme weather conditions and flooding across New South Wales. Postcodes affected are: 2747, 2748, 2749, 2750, 2752, 2753, 2754, 2756, 2757, 2758, 2759, 2765 and 2775.

Changes to Safety and Security Declarations Announced

Dear Customer,

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.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact our Client Services team at ukpclientservices@ukpworldwide.com.

 

Source: Changes to Safety and Security declarations announced – BIFA