Ro/Ro Declarations from 1 January 2022
As part of the preparations for the introduction of Customs controls on EU goods from 1 January 2022, the Government has recently announced changes to allow unaccompanied goods to also use pre-declaration/GVMS model via the inventory system (Destin8) at ports using the temporary storage model.
We can confirm that this easement will be available at both the Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International Port for import Ro/Ro traffic only from 1 January 2022.
Please note that conventional declarations through Destin8 can still be used and the use of GVMS is not mandatory.
This does not change existing arrangements concerning the use of GVMS for transit traffic.
Please consult the Border Operating Model for further details of post-Brexit border processes. It can be found here on GOV.UK.
Hutchison Ports UK
16 December 2021