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GB routes into the Republic of Ireland

BIFA would like to remind members of the requirements which apply to goods moving to the ROI, as per the following list.

Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) – Irish Revenue requirement

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  • If you carry goods from GB to Ireland using a RoRo ferry service (accompanied or unaccompanied), a PBN must be submitted to Irish Customs. This notification must be submitted in advance of the goods leaving GB.

  • The haulier is responsible for ensuring that the PBN is submitted using information provided by the importer. However, the PBN may be created by anyone in the supply chain that has the required information.

  • Only one PBN should be created per vehicle irrespective of the number of consignments in the vehicle.

  • Vehicles will not be allowed to board ferries in GB without a valid PBN.

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BIFA also understand that some hauliers have not met the requirements for submitting a Safety & Security Entry Summary Declaration (ENS).

Separately, your attention is drawn to that the 7 day ‘in flight’ period will come to an end at 00:01 on 8th January and hauliers will need a GMR from this point. It is vital that, from that point, a GMR is completed accurately, and therefore able to be validated, to prevent hauliers from being turned away from check in.

Here are some helpful links:

Haulier Advise Sites: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations

TSS: https://www.tradersupportservice.co.uk/tss

Webinars: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-for-uk-transition.

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