Policy paper

Goods leaving Great Britain from 1 January 2022 at ports using GVMS (CIP 1)

HMRC’s policy on customs controls for exporters from 1 January 2022 in Great Britain.

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From 1 January 2022, exports between Great Britain and the EU will be subject to full customs controls.

This means that goods must be presented to customs and the export declarations must be entered into HMRC systems to decide if any further physical checks are required.

If a physical examination is required, this will be conducted at an Inland Border Facility or at the designated customs checking facility within the frontier locations. Goods must not be exported without permission and a message must be sent after their departure.

To support full customs controls on goods, particularly those locations with limited space or infrastructure, the government introduced the goods vehicle movement service (GVMS).

Read this Customs Information Paper (CIP) to find out what changes are happening at certain locations.

The following changes relate to the ports using GVMS for exports from 1 January 2022. If the port is not using GVMS please follow the normal exports process.

Published 14 January 2022