At the UK border

Due to Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) is further tightening its customs requirements in phases. Make sure that you are always prepared for this in good time. This will prevent you from being stranded at the UK border or even already in the Dutch port. This page will briefly outline the customs regulations you currently have to comply with.

Please note! The UK government plans to announce a new customs regime in autumn 2022 for, among other things, security declarations (ENS) and the inspection of veterinary and phytosanitary cargo entering the UK. The implementation will start at the end of 2023.

You can read all the details in the Border Operating Model of the British government.

Laatste update
05 May 2022 11:42

Current customs rules UK

Effective from 1 January 2022

  • Immediate entry into the UK always requires an import declaration

    The scheme that applied in the UK in 2021 for six months’ postponement of the submission of import declarations expired on 1 January 2022. Without a further declaration, cargo cannot continue its journey in the British port (temporary storage) or even already in the Dutch port (pre-lodgement).

  • Obligatory pre-notification of veterinary and phytosanitary cargo in the UK

    The importer in the UK is obliged to pre-notify veterinary and phytosanitary cargo in the British IPAFFS (Import of products, animals, food and feed system) or PEACH (Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates from the Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate).

Effective since 1 January 2021