Businesses importing or exporting goods between the EU and Great Britain need to prepare for a number of changes from 1 January 2022.
These changes include: import control changes, rules of origin, pre-notifying imports and changes for UK hauliers.
The Import control changes require businesses to complete customs declarations on imports from the EU to GB at the time they are brought into Great Britain.
From 1 January 2022, goods brought into the UK from EU will need proof they meet the rules of origin in order to use preferential tariffs.
There are new requirements for importing some Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) goods, such as meat or plants. Businesses will be required to pre-notify when importing most Products of Animal Origin, Animal By Products, High Risk Food not of Animal Origin and regulated plants and plant products from the EU to GB.
All UK hauliers must be registered for the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) to move any goods between GB and the EU. The GVMS system has been designed to enable fast and efficient movement of goods and will be used by many UK ports. If a haulier is has not registered, they will not be able to board the ferry or shuttle and cross the GB/EU border.