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Government announce Safety and Security easements

The government has announced a series of  Safety & Security easements, that will take effect from this Friday the 1st July 2022.

The government said that the move would support traders, hauliers and carriers and improve the flow of goods at UK borders, when they come into force on the 1st July 2022, for trade with the EU and rest of the world trade.

The easements announcements  are:

  1. Making S&S Movement Reference Numbers (MRNs) optional in the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS), for both imports and exports.
  2. Removal of S&S requirements on outbound inter-port transhipments (when moved under transit and a single transport contract).
  3. Removal of S&S requirements on Merchandise in Baggage, for both imports and exports.
  4. Empty units exported under a transport contract will no longer be required to complete S&S declarations.

The announced changes will benefit hauliers, because they will not be burdened with the administration of creating documentation for the port of departure and will benefit the ports of departure in the UK because the haulier can move through the port unheeded.

Removing the need for S&S declarations (also known as Exit Summary or EXS declarations) will also allow empty containers, pallets and vehicles to move more quickly and efficiently.

The quicker circulation of vehicles does means that equipment should be available to shippers faster.

Also effective from the 1st July 2022, carriers can complete inputs into GVMS without entering any S&S declaration reference numbers. 

Including the S&S declaration reference number has previously been encouraged and this remains an option; however, users can now complete the form without it if they choose to.

PSP Worldwide Logistics’ customs experts provide solutions, guidance and support in line with the regimes in force on both sides of the Channel.

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