January 2022 Customs Changes

Businesses trading with the European Union (EU) are being asked to check their compliancy for new import and exports customs controls which came into force from 1 January 2022. The changes include:

  • requirement for full customs import declarations for all goods at the time 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
  • 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

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is here to help traders and businesses adapt to these changes. You can find out more or speak to an advisor here.