FDF Briefing: Import controls from 1 January 2022

17 December 2021

From 1 January 2022, businesses importing from the EU will face new import controls on their goods. The new mean businesses will have to ensure they complete customs controls for their goods, and pre-notification for animal and plant products. Since 1 January 2021, traders have been able to complete controls after the goods enter GB, within 175 days. Businesses moving goods through ports that operate the ‘pre-lodgement’ customs model will have to use the Goods Vehicle Movements Service (GVMS) and ensure all customs controls are completed before the goods enter the port on the EU side.

This paper provides an overview of the changes, and what we think their impact will be.

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