DCMS EU-UK Trade Agreement Newsletter 10 Jan 22

Below is a link to download the latest newsletter on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. This issue contains information on the following:

The introduction of full customs controls on 1 January 2022

  • Full custom controls are now in place.
  • EU based businesses have new rules to follow when moving goods to Great Britain (England, Scotland or Wales).
  • There are different rules in place for moving goods between the EU and Northern Ireland.
  • The changes came into force on 1 January 2022 for imports from the EU (except Ireland) to Great Britain include:
  • full customs import declarations are needed for all goods at the time you or your courier/freight forwarder bring them into Great Britain
  • customs controls at all ports and other border locations
  • you may need a suppliers’ declaration proving the origin of your goods (either UK or EU) if you’re using the zero tariffs agreed in the UK’s trade deal with the EU
  • commodity codes, which are used to classify your goods for customs declarations, are changing.

Travel to England

  • Before you travel to England you must:
  • If you qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England, you can choose to take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test after you arrive in England. If you take a lateral flow test and test positive, you will need to self-isolate and take a free confirmatory PCR test.
  • If you’re in England for less than 2 days, you still need to book and pay for a day 2 test.
  • You do not need to take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England, or quarantine when you arrive in England.