Full customs controls from 1 January 2022

Melanie Richardson


Don’t get caught out

From 1 January 2022, you are no longer able to delay making import customs declarations under the Staged Customs Controls rules that have applied throughout 2021. This means that most businesses will have to make declarations and pay relevant tariffs when the goods enter the country.

If you’re a trader, a number of things are changing from 1 January 2022.  Ports and other border locations will be required to control goods moving between Great Britain and the EU. This means that unless your goods have a valid declaration and have received customs clearance, they will not be able to be released into circulation, and in most cases will not be able to leave the port.

This information will help ensure you’re up to date.  Clicking the links below will take you directly to the government’s website, where you will find detailed information on each topic.

Ensuring you have a process in place in terms of how you are going to submit your customs declarations and pay any duties that are due is key. You can either submit the declarations yourself or appoint an intermediary (for example, a customs agent) to deal with them on your behalf.

For more information please follow the link below:


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