Posted 15th December 2021
On 1 January, new regulations will be enforced, mostly affecting imports to the UK from the EU.
All UK imports must now submit a customs clearance declaration ahead of arriving in the UK, or at the UK border. To be released into free circulation (meaning you can access your goods as and when you need them), all goods need a valid, pre-lodged declaration – without which, your goods could get stuck or withheld. This means you need to be prepared ahead of time, which our team can help you with. Click here to talk to our team.
If you’re planning on using Postponed VAT Accounting for your UK import, you need to make sure you let us know in advance. This is because the customs declaration must display whether the VAT will be paid on arrival or postponed – without this on the declaration, you aren’t able to postpone the VAT.
UK tariff codes changed on 1 January, so make sure you’re using correct commodity codes by cross referencing with the UK Government’s Trade Tariff Tool.
In order to move goods in and out of the UK, hauliers must now be GVMS registered. The Goods Vehicle Movement Service allows you to move goods through customs ports in the UK. All Baxter Freight approved suppliers are GVMS registered, meaning when you move your goods with us, you can be confident they won’t face avoidable delays.
👉 If you are a haulier, find out more about what has changed in 2022.
If you’re unsure or want to talk through the new processes with someone, speak to our team today! Simply fill in the form below or give us a ring – 0115 975 0400.