Earlier this year, the United Kingdom celebrated its first anniversary outside the European Union. This was highlighted by new customs requirements from 1 January 2021. These customs and health formalities requested from the EU side are fully implemented, but this is not the case for the UK, which has already postponed its controls and formalities by up to 3 deadlines. 

 

A digital border control system has been established as of 1 January 2022. After goods have been declared on the GVMS (Goods Vehicle Movement Service) portal, the Goods Movement Register (GMR) will be used for this new digital control. Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) goods must also be pre-reported on the UK IPAFFS portal. Even though physical checks will continue to be carried out from April this year, British companies can take advantage of simplifying these checks to avoid bottlenecks in the transit of these goods.

 

The next major development at the UK border, which will occur on 1 July 2022, is that all goods will require an ENS security declaration in advance from the carrier.

 

In addition, by the same date, physical checks, carried out at IBF (Inland Border Facilities) and BCP (Border Control Posts), will be carried out on some SPS goods which will require an export health certificate (EU) and by 1 November will be mandatory for all. 

 

By 1 September, physical checks for dairy goods and the issuing of export health certificates for dairy products will be introduced.