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Interactive video: Understand the new rules for importing goods from the EU to Great Britain and how they apply to your business

Promotional feature from HM Government

The UK’s exit from the EU has affected the way businesses import, export and transport goods. New rules and processes came into effect from 1 January 2022.

But how do these new rules affect you and what will you need to do?

To get you the right information on the new rules we’ve created an interactive video to give you the answers on what you need to know, depending on how you trade with the EU.

We’ll walk you through the changes most relevant to your business and where to get the right support to ensure you can keep your business moving.

Whatever your business with the EU – as a trader, importer, haulage firm or driver - click the below video and answer the questions when prompted to reveal how the new rules apply to your business.

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The new rules in summary from 1 January 2022:

Custom declarations
Traders must complete customs declarations on goods they are moving from the EU into Great Britain, at the time they are transported into Great Britain – this can no longer be delayed. Read a step-by-step guide for the New Customs Declaration rules.

Register for Goods Vehicle Movement service
Hauliers must be registered for the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) to move goods between Great Britain and the EU. Register online for GVMS.

Rules of origin

The 12-month delay on supplier declarations has ended. This means that if you import or export goods to and from the EU, you must be able to prove that they meet the Rules of Origin to use preferential tariffs

Pre-notifying imports
There are new requirements for importing some sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) goods, such as meat or plants, to Great Britain from the EU. Traders will be required to pre-notify when importing most Products of Animal Origin, Animal By-Products, High Risk Food and Feed not of Animal Origin and regulated plants and plant products. Find out more about importing Food & Drink, importing Animal By-Products and importing Plants.

Note: The changes for customs declarations and pre-notifying imports do not yet apply to goods moving from Ireland to Great Britain. Rules of origin also work differently if you’re moving goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain - contact the Trader Support Service for up-to-date guidance and support. The information in this article was correct at the time of publication

Read more in our Post Brexit Trade section on Yahoo Finance