You can find clarification of Union Goods movements that are deemed to be ‘in-flight’ on this gov.uk link. Please note the requirement to carry supporting documentation to provide evidence to officials of the Union status and the starting date/time of your journey.
On the Irish Sea, all ferry routes will operate under Envelope ID arrangements (UK ‘Goods Vehicle Movement Service’ and ROI ‘Customs Roll-on Roll-off Service’) – the government guidance below sets out the requirements around the associated references – UK Goods Movement References (GMRs) and ROI Pre-Boarding Notification ID’s (PBNs) – for movements that are ‘in-flight’ on sailing departures after 23.00 GMT on 31 December 2020.
If your goods have union status and the goods movement started ahead of 11pm (GMT) 31 December 2020 you will not need to create or provide a GMR for a period of 7 days after the 31 December if you are travelling via a GVMS location. 7 days after 31 December, all movements crossing from Great Britain to Northern Ireland will require a GMR.
You can find clarification of Union Goods movements that are deemed to be ‘in-flight’ on this gov.uk link
- Unless your movement is ‘in-flight’ a GMR must still be added to all bookings on departures from Great Britain to Northern Ireland after 23.00 hrs GMT 31 December 2020 and a GMR will be mandatory for every movement into Northern Ireland from 8 January 2021.
- A GMR is a requirement for all CTC Transit movements entering United Kingdom after 23.00 hrs GMT on 31 December 2020, in order for the digital Office of Transit function to take place.
For all ferry journeys departing Ireland for GB and departing GB for Ireland where the journey commences after 11pm on 31 December 2020, a valid PBN will be required for all commercial vehicles.
Where the consignment commenced its journey prior to the 11pm deadline then an import/export declaration is not required. However, a Safety & Security Declaration is required. In this instance, the person completing the PBN selects ‘other’. In this unique and exceptional scenario, the MRN of the ENS is not to be input into the PBN. The movement being given a Call to Customs Channel where Revenue will check the CMR and journey details to confirm that it did commence prior to the 11pm deadline. At this point, Revenue will also engage with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Environmental Health Officers to confirm if they wish to intervene on same.
Revenue’s expectation that the volume of movements in this category will be very limited and are unlikely to occur after Sunday 3 January 2021. Guidance on the movements falling into this category and Revenue’s handling of same will be available on the Revenue website.
- A valid PBN is mandatory for all bookings on departures between the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain & v/v, after 23.00 GMT on 31 December 2020.
- PBNs for ‘In-flight’ movements to follow the guidance above.