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HMRC outlines phased approach for pre-arrival import declarations

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The government has announced plans to phase in the introduction of entry summary declarations for EU imports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Hauliers will not need to submit entry summary declarations on imports for a period of six months after 29 March. After the six-month transitional period, carriers will be legally responsible for ensuring entry summary declarations are submitted pre-arrival to HMRC at the time specified by mode of transport.

Importers will still be required to submit import declarations for customs purposes, which are not the same as entry summary declarations and will be eased through transitional simplified procedures.

Entry summary declarations are not currently required when importing goods from the EU, although they are required for trade from the rest of the world.

Issue: 1432
Categories: News