BREXIT UPDATE: CHANGES TO IMPORTING AND EXPORTING RULES FROM JANUARY
Released On 15th Dec 2021
HMRC are reminding traders to prepare for customs changes that come into effect on 1 January 2022.
Full declarations for importing goods will be required as of 1 January 2022 and businesses will no longer be able to delay making import customs declarations under the Staged Customs Controls rules that have applied during 2021.
It seems that border controls are tightening, in that imported goods must have a valid declaration and have received Customs Clearance before they are entered into free circulation. Goods such as products of animal origin and animal by-products may need to be pre-notified via the import of products, animal feed & feed system, in which businesses should register beforehand.
We advise businesses importing and exporting goods to speak with their Customs Agents or transport providers to ensure that they are ready for these changes.
This Brexit update does not seem to be well publicised by HMRC, as many businesses are unaware of the changes coming into force, which subsequently could see delays to supply chains and possible hold-ups at the borders.
Read more on the HMRC’s update here.