As of October 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022, a number of customs requirements for goods traffic with the United Kingdom will be tightened. It is important for shippers to prepare for this in time to prevent cargo from standing still at the British border or in Dutch ports.
ore specifically, from 1 October, drivers will only be able to enter the United Kingdom with a valid passport. An ID card is no longer sufficient for identification.
In addition, the customs rules for imports are further tightened. This will start on 1 October with the mandatory health certificates for the majority of veterinary cargo.
In the Netherlands, the NVWA helps with the efficient organization of the required certificates through a step-by-step plan.
Furthermore, from 1 January 2022, stricter rules will apply to all cargo. These are the following rules:
- Introduction of the pre-lodgement and temporary storage model, on the British side;
- End of the six-month deferral for import declarations; I
- t is mandatory to make security declarations prior to import into the UK;
- Remaining agricultural goods must be certified;
- Veterinary cargo is inspected at Border Control Posts.