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Border Controls - ROI & NI Goods Movements To Great Britain

The Cabinet Office and DEFRA have issued Border control updates on the movement of goods between the Island of Ireland and Great Britain

BIFA has received an update from the Cabinet Office regarding imports between the UK And the republic of Ireland. The Policy team have reviewed the content and conclude that imports from the Island of Ireland to the UK will remain as under the current arrangements, whilst the Northern Ireland Protocol is being re-negotiated.

It is BIFA's understanding that all parties bringing goods from Southern Ireland will not have to complete a GMR from the 1st January 2022.

However, the new procedures for exports from the UK to Ireland will come into force on 1 January 2022 as planned. Ferry operators will require an Export GMR for these movements at check-in. Failure to submit a valid GMR will mean that the ferry operator will not be able to let the vehicle board the ferry.

Goods moving directly from Northern Ireland to Great Britain will continue to benefit from unfettered access, unless they are being moved under a customs special procedure. You can find more information about special procedures on GOV.UK.

The full update from the Cabinet Office can be found HERE on our EU Exit hub. In addition, BIFA have also received further information from DEFRA on this subject which is also available HERE on our EU Exit Hub.

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