From 1 January 2022, full customs controls will apply to all goods moving between the EU and Great Britain. If you move goods between the EU and Great Britain, you must register for the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) now. The GVMS system has been designed to enable fast and efficient movement of goods and will be used by many UK ports. A list of ports can be found here. From 1 January, if you are not registered and attempt to move goods through a GVMS port, you will not be able to board the ferry or shuttle, cross the EU/UK border or clear your goods through customs. More information on GVMS and registration can be found here and here.
Border Operating Model Phase 2
Border Operating Model (BOM). From January 1,2022, the second phase of BOM will start with, among other things, new customs formalities at the British-European border. Agricultural products such as cut flowers, fruits, and vegetables must have a phytosanitary certificate for export to the UK. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) can issue these phytosanitary certificates based on UK prescriptions. When shipping, the products with the phytosanitary certificate, your trading partner, the UK importer, must pre-notify the shipment in the UK IT system known as the import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS).
Read more on the Border Operating Model here
1. UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark is the new product mark to be used to demonstrate that certain goods comply with new UK regulations. For most goods, you can continue to meet European requirements and use the CE mark until January 1, 2023. You can affix the UKCA mark to most new incoming goods until 1 January 2024 by means of a label on the product or accompanying documents. The UKCA Mark cannot be used for goods marketed in Northern Ireland. For more information on the UKCA mark and which products require it, please click here.
2. UKNI Mark is a new label of conformity for products marketed in Northern Ireland (NI) which have undergone a mandatory conformity assessment by a third party body based in Great Britain. The UKNI ecolabel will not be used if you can certify yourself that your products comply under the relevant European legislation applied in NI or if you hire an EU Notified Body for a mandatory conformity assessment/test. For more information on the UKNI mark and which products require it, please click here.
For more information, please visit our colleagues at the Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC).