Pre-lodgement and temporary storage: the differences and applications by Dutch ferry operators

getreadyforbrexit.eu – Since the 1st of January 2022, import declarations can be submitted to British Customs via two different models: Pre-lodgement and Temporary storage. The main features of both models:

Pre-lodgement

In the pre-lodgement model, parties already submit their customs declarations before goods are taken on board in the EU. The carrier next links these declaration(s) to a specific trailer via the British Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS). The carrier uses the ensuing Goods Movement Reference (GMR) to gain access to the Dutch ferry terminal. With help of the GMR, the goods can usually immediately proceed upon arrival in the British port.

Temporary storage

Goods entering the UK under the temporary storage model may be stored at a temporary storage facility at the border for up to 90 days. After having been declared to British Customs, the goods next travel on to their final destination in the United Kingdom.

How do the ferry operators apply this

Each ferry operator/terminal in the UK decides for itself which model it chooses to use. The ferry operators active in the Netherlands do this as follows:

View access models to British ports Dutch ferry operators (subject to change)

Ferry company

British ports of call

 

Access model

 

CLdN
  • Purfleet
  • Killingholme
  • For import to the UK: the temporary storage model. Optionally, pre-lodgement is possible.
  • For through transit documents with ‘office of destination’ in the UK: the pre-lodgement model.

Attention! No GMR upon arrival at the Dutch terminal means automatic processing according to the temporary storage model (changes no longer possible).

DFDS
  • Felixstowe
  • Immingham
  • Newcastle
  • For import to the UK: the temporary storage model. Optionally, pre-lodgement is possible.
  • For through transit documents with ‘office of destination’ in the UK: the pre-lodgement model.

Attention! No GMR upon arrival at the Dutch terminal means automatic processing according to the temporary storage model (changes no longer possible).

P&O Ferries
  • Hull
  • Teesport
  • For unaccompanied traffic to the UK: the temporary storage model. Optionally, pre-lodgement is possible for through transit documents with ‘office of destination’ in the UK.
  • For accompanied traffic to the UK: the pre-lodgement model.

Please note! The following applies for pre-lodgement: no GMR upon arrival at the Dutch ferry terminal, no access

Stena Line
  • Harwich
  • Immingham
  • Killingholme
  • For accompanied traffic to the UK: the pre-lodgement model.
  • For through transit documents (accompanied and unaccompanied) with ‘office of destination’ in the UK: the pre-lodgement model.
  • For import to the UK: the temporary storage model. Optionally, pre-lodgement is possible.

 Attention! No GMR upon arrival at the Dutch terminal means automatic processing according to the temporary storage model (changes no longer possible).

Want to know more?

CLECAT Circular 2021/265 (BREXIT) – HMRC Webinars & Communication Materials

Clecat circular – We would like to share with you some useful information materials from the HMRC, as well as supporting documents to recent webinars, which form part of its engagement activity with stakeholders to ensure they understand the new obligations and processes from January 2022.

Related to haulier communication to support the use of GVMS as of 1 January 2022, enclosed you will find two guidance documents on import and export movements. Enclosed you will also find the slides presented by the HMRC during the import and export processes webinars, held on 1 and 2 December, along with two FAQs documents, produced from the webinars.

Enclosed you will also find the slides presented by the HMRC during the detailed webinar on GVMS, held on 6 December. The recording of the webinar is available here.

Additionally, enclosed you will find a presentation on Hauliers Customer Support Model and Business Continuity Plan, which provides an overview of the appropriate channels for stakeholders to direct any issues they experience.

We would also like to inform you that the HMRC has updated the list of ports that will use the GVMS from 1 January 2022, including the border locations using GVMS to support pre-lodged customs controls in Northern Ireland, the locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls for movements into Great Britain, the locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls for movements out of Great Britain, and the border locations using GVMS to support Offices of Transit. You will find the updated list here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ATTACHMENTS
  Haulier Customer Support Model And Business Continuity Plan.pdf
  Hmrc Exports Webinar 2 December 2021_Faq.pdf
  Hmrc Gvms Step-By-Step Webinar 6 December 2021.pdf
  Hmrc Imports Webinar 1 December 2021_Faq.pdf
  Hmrc Exports Webinar 2 December 2021.pdf
  Hmrc Imports Webinar 1 December 2021.pdf
  Gvms Haulier Guidance Exports.pdf
  Gvms Haulier Guidance Imports.pdf

 

UK government will also help you on your way!

getreadyforbrexit.eu – Like the Dutch government, the British government is also making every effort to optimally inform you about all the new requirements that are applicable to transport to and from the United Kingdom since 1 January 2022.

Keep business moving – website

Lots of up-to-date information about the current and future rules for import and export in the UK is available at the UK government website Keep business moving.

Handbook for Hauliers

Through a Handbook for Hauliers, the UK government provides transport companies with a comprehensive reference guide detailing the rules for all different types of RoRo transport (accompanied and unaccompanied) between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

‘Keep Business Moving’ information booth Hoek van Holland

The British government has positioned an information booth outside of the Stena Line terminal in Hoek van Holland. Multilingual employees are available to answer any questions drivers might have about Brexit, the applicable requirements for entry to the UK in relation to corona, etc. The information booth is open daily from 06:00 to 22:00.

This is what the Dutch ferry operators ask of you

getreadyforbrexit.eu –All ferry operators operating from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom provide on their own websites essential information for a smooth crossing on their ships. Whichever ferry operator you choose: before you start booking always check the Brexit ins & outs on the relevant website.

More information

Pre-lodgement and temporary storage: the applications by Dutch ferry operators

Each ferry operator in the Netherlands decides for itself which Border Entry model it chooses to use. Check the overview  here.

Temporary storage and pre-lodgement models change UK imports as per 1 January 2022

getreadyforbrexit.eu – Since 1 January, the UK government allows two different models for the entry of cargo into the UK.
A brief overview:

Model 1: Temporary storage

Goods entering the UK may be stored at a temporary storage facility at the border (often the terminal) for up to 90 days. As a transporter, nothing will change in your booking process or terminal visit. After having been declared to British Customs by the importer or their representative, the goods travel on to their final destination.

Model 2: Pre-lodgement

The British importer or their representative already submit the declaration before the ferry departs from the Netherlands. The transporter in the European Union must also take action before commencing to drive. Upon arrival in the UK, the cargo can next usually immediately continue, or the driver may be referred to an Inland Border Facility (IBF) for inspection.

When temporary storage, when pre-lodgement?

It is up to the British ports themselves to determine which access model(s) they want to use. The ports served by the Dutch ferry operators allow both models. Check this schedule for each ferry operator to see when temporary storage applies to your cargo and when pre-lodgement.

Transporters in the EU take note! New pre-lodgement model requires action prior to departure

getreadyforbrexit.eu – For cargo that resides under the pre-lodgement model, you as a transporter must take additional action before you proceed to the Dutch ferry terminal!

Pre-lodgement requires extra actions from transporters

One-time registration in GVMS 

In order to be able to use GVMS for pre-lodgement shipments, you must submit a one-time registration as a transporter with the British government. You can read here how to you will next receive a GMR for each shipment.

You must do this additionally for each shipment

In the British Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS), you must first link the declaration made in the UK to your trailer. You do this using the MRN(s) provided to you by the UK importer or their representative. You specify the Goods Movement Reference (GMR) that is subsequently generated by GVMS when you make your ferry booking. Only if the ferry terminal has the GMR when your trailer arrives can your cargo continue without delay following its arrival in the UK.

This is what you need to check for every shipment

Which model does your client use?
As a transporter, ask for each shipment which model the British importer (or their representative) has selected: temporary storage or pre-lodgement. You need to indicate this in your booking with the ferry operator. This prevents unnecessary delays at the British border.

Please note! If you select the wrong model, this can often no longer be corrected after arrival at the Dutch ferry terminals. The shipment will automatically fall under the temporary storage model.

No more deferral of import declarations in the UK

getreadyforbrexit.eu – Since the 1st of January 2022, the British importer (or their representative) must immediately submit an import declaration (temporary storage) upon arrival of the cargo in the UK; in the case of pre-lodgement, this must have already been submitted. Only then is the cargo allowed to proceed. With that, the British government is ending the transitional arrangement for a six-month postponement of import declarations.

Do this right away

Seek coordination with your chain partners in the UK
The new working method, which has been effective from the 1st of January 2022, makes it even more important that import declarations on the British side are always completed correctly and on time. Be sure to properly coordinate this with your British counterparts.

New update Border Operating Model as of November 18

gov.uk – The UK published the latest version of the Border Operating Model on 18 November. Two important changes:

  1. Mandatory certification and physical checks for all dairy products will now take effect from 1 September 2022. This was previously 1 July 2022.
  2. Compulsory certification and physical checks for products of animal origin, including composite products and fish products, will take effect from 1 November 2022. This was previously 1 July 2022.

More information

Export Safety and Security (EXS) requirements for GB to EU shipments applicable from 1 October 2021

stenalinefreight.com – The regulations will apply from 1st October to export shipments from Great Britain to EU member states, where not covered by a combined export/safety and security declaration. Final guidance is still awaited, having been subject to some last-minute changes during September; we will update you with further details as soon as this is available, together with information as to which version of the EXS process (‘Arrived EXS’ or standard ‘IEXS’) to use at each of our GB port locations. There is no EXS requirement on shipments on direct routes from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

Read the whole article at stenalinefreight.com

Government sets out pragmatic new timetable for introducing border controls

gov.uk – The government has set out a pragmatic new timetable for introducing full import controls for goods being imported from the EU to the UK.

  • Revised timetable will give businesses more time to adjust to new processes
  • Global pandemic has affected supply chains in the UK and across Europe
  • Controls will be phased in across 2022

Read the whole press release via gov.uk