Post on 13 January 2022

Full customs controls from 1st January 2022 : Changes to the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

As part of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the next round of regulations have come into effect, as of 1st January 2022, concerning goods moving between the rest of the EU and Great Britain, and goods exported from Great Britain to Ireland.

The changes include :

  • A requirement for full customs import declarations for all goods at the time that businesses or their courier/freight forwarder bring them into Great Britain, except if they are non-controlled goods imported from Ireland to Great Britain
  • Customs controls at all ports and other border locations
  • A requirement for a suppliers’ declaration proving the origin of goods (either UK or EU) if they are using the zero tariffs agreed in the UK’s trade deal with the EU
  • Commodity codes, which are used to classify goods for customs declarations, are changing

For more information and for the full list of import formalities, click here