Brexit: Eurotunnel publishes details on Border Clearance

Details of how to declare customs declarations, safety and security and SPS-goods in advance have been announced. Premium subscribers can download the presentation delivered and watch a one-hour video presentation directly


The UK has now left the EU. Whatever deal or no deal, there will be new requirements to cross the border from 01-01-2021. Formalities are to be done for Export and for Import. Formalities are systematic, inspections cover only a few per cent of traffic. The haulier has to ensure that the goods they carry have completed the necessary formalities before crossing. A large part of these formalities will have been done by the shippers or their customs brokers.


To cross the border from France to UK - and vice-versa, the following information will now be required:

  • Customs references (e.g. Transit MRN barcodes, Goods Movement Reference – GMR…)

  • Mandatory sanitary references (SPS Sanitary or Phytosanitary if applicable)

  • Safety and security references (e.g ENS, ICS, ECS…)

For speed and convenience save time and be “Brexit ready”, the Eurotunnel has now detailed how the process called "Border Pass" will work for French border clearance to the UK.


According to the companies' requirements, businesses can either send your data to Eurotunnel in advance or just turn up with your border references. Alternatively, the driver just turns up at the terminal with the relevant references without sending information in advance.


The new system has advantages: The driver can simply pick up their loads without the need to have physically their documents. The drivers save time on their terminals as there is no need to scan their documents at the entry of the Eurotunnel. Objective: Increase the speed of the customs data collection on their terminal.


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