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Customs & Global Trade Law Monitor (UK) - Week 18

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  • No update from Legislation.co.uk

  • How to avoid errors when making transit declarations

  • Apply to import multiple low value parcels on one declaration

  • Making an import declaration in your records

 

Updates from Legislation.co.uk


Legislation.co.uk, which is where all the statutory instruments that are relevant to UK customs are published, and it is updated every weekday with a raft of new laws. So we have to check it every day and then report back to you.


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How to avoid errors when making transit declarations

This information will assist you in avoiding frequent problems with your Transit statements. The United Kingdom became a contractual party to the Common Transit Convention on January 1, 2021. To comply with the Common Transit Convention and prevent delays at international crossings, the UK government has committed to utilise a digital approach for movements arriving via a border site that employs GVMS. This implies that the tasks of the Office of Transit may be performed before the goods arrive in the UK. To do so, input the transit Movement Reference Number into the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to generate a Goods Movement Reference. Any import declaration for goods in transit is unnecessary and should not be put into the Goods Vehicle Movement Service. HMRC has discovered that certain Goods Vehicle Movement Service customers input the import declaration instead of or in addition to the transit Movement Reference Number. Neither of these conform to UK requirements. By failing to input the transit Movement Reference Number, the Office of Transit cannot operate in accordance with the Common Transit Convention and UK Regulations, thereby causing delays upon arriving at the Office of Destination. By submitting a "import declaration" for such products under the Transit movement, the commodities are placed in two customs regimes at the point of arrival into the UK. This is a violation of UK law. You must verify that the transit declaration is accurately filled. When transporting goods by common carrier, you must provide the haulier with the appropriate Transit Accompanying Documents (TAD) as well as the transit Movement Reference Number for any safety and security statements. If you are utilising the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to move goods via a port, you must first register and generate a Goods Movement Reference.You must provide the transit Movement Reference Number for any Safety & Security declarations contained on the TAD for each Goods Movement Reference.

You should not input the import transit Movement Reference Number on the Goods Vehicle Movement Service for transit movements going into the UK.

GOV.UK explains how to transport products via ports that utilise the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (www.gov.uk)


  • Newsletter 9 – May 2022 has been added to the page. It gives information about how to make sure transit declarations are completed correctly and avoid common errors.

  • Newsletter 10 – May 2022 has also been added to the page. It gives information about the New Computer Transit System email channel closing after 31 May 2022, and gives alternatives to the new XML API channel.


You can use the bulk import reduced data set to declare two or more low value parcels in a single import declaration when you import goods to Great Britain. You cannot use this customs simplification when your goods are subject to licensable goods.


Find out how to declare imported goods to customs by entering them in your own records.


The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to Russia are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU. Updated with: Latest HM Treasury Notice, Russia, 05/05/2022


 

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