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Customs Declaration Service exporter deadline extended
Exporters will have more time to move across to the Customs Declaration Service, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.
Travelling to the EU? Prepare now for the EU posting of drivers portal
From 2 February, the EU is introducing new rules that mean if you operate loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States (cabotage or cross-trade), you may need to register information digitally about your journeys on a new EU web based portal.

Government sets out a new timetable for introducing border controls  
The UK Government has established a new timetable for introducing full import controls for goods being imported from the EU to the UK.

Customs News Archive

December 2022

GOV.UK 19th Dec: Customs Declaration Service exporter deadline extended

January 2022

GOV.UK 12th Jan: Register road haulage journeys within Europe from 2 February 2022

August 2021

GOV.UK 16th Sep: Government sets out pragmatic new timetable for introducing border controls

The Loadstar 25th Aug: UK shippers and hauliers struggle as new customs regime for exports looms

BBC News 21st Aug: Brexit: Dover HGV border checkpoint size reduced

The Irish Times 17th Aug: Imports from NI to Republic up 77% since UK’s EU exit

Reuters 13th Aug: EU exports to Britain rise in June as they fall to rest of the world

Yahoo News 12th Aug: UK exports to EU return to pre-Brexit levels

BBC News 11th Aug: Operation Brock: Brexit lorry controls 'could stay'

Institute of Export 4th Aug: New procedure code for customs declarations to make goods movements through smaller ports quicker

The Loadstar 3rd Aug: UK's CHIEF customs declaration system set to end in 2023, says HMRC

July 2021

The Drinks Business 28th July: UK wine trade celebrates abolition of ‘unnecessary’ import certificates

The Irish Times 27th July: EU pauses legal action against UK over Northern Ireland protocol

Independent 23rd July: Northern Ireland protocol clash risks ‘inevitable’ UK-EU trade war, officials fear

BBC News 23rd July: Brexit: No breakthrough on NI protocol after PM speaks to EU chief

Bloomberg 22nd July: EU to Escalate Legal Action Against U.K. Over N. Ireland

Reuters 9th July: UK exports to EU recover from initial post-Brexit slump

June 2021

UK Gov 30th June: Extension to Northern Ireland Protocol grace period for chilled meats agreed

Channel 4 News 30th June: Brexit: UK and EU agree to postpone ban on chilled meats entering UK from Northern Ireland

BBC News 28th June: Brexit: EU chief negotiator before Stormont committee

The Loadstar 25th June: UK importers 'sleepwalking' into chaos as customs declarations freeze ends

BBC News 21st June: Brexit: UK's request on meat ban 'gives chance for calm'

Swindon Business News 20th June: Business West warns importers of looming deadline for declaration on goods from EU countries

BBC News 16th June: Brexit: Can the UK and the EU reach a deal on Northern Ireland?

The Irish Times 15th June: Brexit accelerates North-South trade as more firms use NI to move goods

The Conversation 11th June: Why are British sausages being blocked from entry into Northern Ireland? The dispute explained

BBC News 8th June: Brexit: UK and EU urge compromises over Irish Sea border checks

The Loadstar 7th June: 175 day delay to customs declarations comes to an end 25 June

Politico 6th June: With trust ‘low,’ EU, UK swap words ahead of post-Brexit talks

Logistics Manager June: Brexit: Reality Bites - real-world experience of Brexit and moving goods across the Irish Sea

May 2021

Building Design 24th May: Government may extend deadline for post-Brexit certification as worries mount for Building Products.

BBC News 20th May: Surge in Irish cross-border trade continued in March

BBC News 17th May: UK proposes new Irish Sea food checks from October

Reuters 14th May: Britain, Ireland agree to work together to smooth post-Brexit trade

Institute for Export 13th May: ‘Clock is ticking for importers to make customs declarations,' EU-GB traders told

BBC News 11th May: Brexit minister says NI Protocol operation is ‘not sustainable’

The FT 3rd May: Brussels signals flexibility on post-Brexit rules for Northern Ireland

April 2021

RTÉ 27th Apr: European Parliament approves Brexit trade deal

New European 23rd Apr: MEPs warn Brexit deal could be cancelled if No 10 continues to ignore terms

BBC News 20th Apr: Boris Johnson promises to end GB-NI trade barriers

BBC News 16th Apr: Brexit: Euro MPs' vote bolsters EU-UK trade deal

Evening Standard 15th Apr: EU and UK hold talks over post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland

Politico 13th Apr: MEPs stall EU-UK trade deal ratification — again

Forwarder Magazine Apr: Impact of Brexit & Covid on supply chain - Latest Research

Yahoo Finance 13th Apr: UK-EU trade recovered in February after historic drop in January

The Guardian 12th Apr: UK and EU edge closer to deal on Brexit checks in Northern Ireland

Reuters 12th Apr: UK MPs, business figures set up an independent commission to improve Brexit trade deal

Descartes 6th Apr: Report Highlights Impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on Supply Chains: Early Preparation Remains Key to Avoid Expensive Disruptions

IT Supply Chain 6th Apr: Beyond Brexit: The Realities of Brexit for the UK-EU Cross Border Trade

Business Leader: CPG Logistics uses e-Customs for Post Brexit Customs Compliance

March 2021

HGV UK 31st Mar: Realising post-Brexit efficiencies with streamlined customs clearances

Politico 26th Mar: How to fix Brexit’s Northern Ireland protocol problem

The Independent 24th Mar: Peers tell government to reopen EU talks

The Guardian 23rd Mar: EU keen to resume Brexit talks to end Northern Ireland row

Politico 23rd Mar: European Parliament to ratify UK trade deal in late April, president says

UK Government 15th Mar: £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications

EuroNews 15th Mar: EU begins legal action against UK over 'breaches' related to Northern Ireland protocol

ModernRetail 12th Mar: Delivering Consumer Clarity: Calculating 'Landed Costs'

Daily Business 11th Mar: EU import checks delayed to give firms time to prepare

Politico 9th Mar: EU countries back legal action against UK over post-Brexit grace period extension

BBC News 6th Mar: Further trade rules relaxed between GB and NI

The Guardian 4th Mar: EU postpones setting date for ratifying Brexit trade deal

BBC 3rd Mar: EU says UK grace period extension breaches international law

Organisation for World Peace 1st Mar: The U.K. Demands Extension Of Northern Ireland’s Grace Periods

February 2021

The National 24th Feb: Scottish Government outline plans for new border control post at Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway.

Politico 23rd Feb: UK gives EU extra time to ratify Brexit trade deal (now April 30)

BBC News 22nd Feb: Brexit: NI supermarkets face new rules for GB meat products from 1st March

BBC News 17th Feb: Lord Frost: Brexit negotiator joins cabinet to deal with EU

BBC News 17th Feb: Brexit: NI port operators warn of grace period end at start of April

UK Gov. 11th Feb: Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

BBC News 11th Feb: Preserving NI protocol is 'the only way' forward, warns EU

Politico 9th Feb: EU seeks more time to ratify Brexit deal

News Letter 8th Feb: More Irish customs declarations in a month than all of last year

NI Ferry 8th Feb: Traffic Continues To Move At Port of Dover After Brexit

BBC News 4th Feb: UK and EU in 'constructive discussions' over NI trade row

BBC News 3rd Feb: UK PM urges EU action to ease Brexit tensions in NI

BBC News 2nd Feb: Brexit: Michael Gove calls for extension of Brexit grace periods (NI)

Irish, Express & Star 2nd Feb: Inspections required by new Irish Sea trading arrangements have been suspended amid fears for the safety of staff.

BBC News 1st Feb: Brexit: Processes to ease food delivery of mixed loads to NI announced

January 2021

BBC News 31st Jan: Irish Sea border: What will happen once the grace periods end?

BBC News 31st Jan: Brexit: NI supermarkets face new rules for GB meat products

Politico 26th Jan: The bureaucratic battle to make the Brexit deal work

BBC News 23rd Jan: Brexit: Can Irish Sea border ‘teething problems’ be solved?

BBC News 20th Jan: Irish Sea border disrupts sale of organic food

Politico 19th Jan: Barnier moves to ‘special adviser’ as Šefčovič to become point man on Brexit

RTE 18th Jan: Extension sought for ratification of EU-UK free trade deal

The Financial Times 14th Jan: Barnier warns post-Brexit border friction is the new normal

Fleetpoint 12th Jan: Meadow Foods deploys Descartes' e-Customs to prepare for Brexit

The Parliament Mag 12th Jan: MEPs ‘regret’ being unable to scrutinise Brexit deal before it came into force

BBC News 12th Jan: Brexit: Five surprising consequences

SmartCompliance 8th Jan: New processes for hauliers travelling to Ireland

Sky News 1st Jan: Brexit transition ends as UK-EU trade deal takes effect

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