So we are getting closer to 2022, as I write this it is a few days away , so starting on the 1st January the UK government is applying at import to the UK full customs controls
But what does that mean for me ?
Firstly it does not mean that moving to Spain is impossible or returning to the UK from Spain is impossible
But what it does mean is:
Full customs controls means there now is a possibility of any vehicle entering the UK with goods on board been sent to an Inland border facility (IBF) where the vehicle can have enhanced and more detailed customs checks and controls applied
This means that the inventory must be correct , for example , if your load is Tors approved (Transfer of Residency that the items on the vehicle must be the same as declared when you submitted the Tors application )
This is also true of any import to the UK the inventory of goods declared must be the same as what the vehicle is carrying
And a quick note if for example your one of our customers and the inventory we load is different to what you have already sent the office ?
Well if your Tors approved to the UK We can only load the approved inventory
None Tors the van team will update the inventory and advise the office who will adjust it , and submit an updated inventory to the relevant customs brokers (please note thou if this is the case addition charges will apply for the extra items/volume ) (if moving to Spain Tors doesn't apply it is a UK systems thou the inventory needs to be accurate, but if not additional charges will apply if more than the volume quoted was loaded )
There are a few other aspects to the full customs controls and related systems that I could go into but they are not something our customers will need to worry about as they will just be added to the list of the customs process we cover as part of dealing with the customs clearance processes for our customers
An example of this been the Goods Vehicle movement system (GVMS)
Please be advised that the systems from the UK to the EU so for example Spain have not changed as the EU applied Full customs controls during 2021
Ashley R Clark