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Less than 10 weeks before UK import controls begin

Less than 10 weeks remain until enhanced import controls are brought into effect in 2022. Pre-lodged import declarations will be required for all shipments and the penultimate phase of the staged rollout of port health checks will come into effect, with the final step expected in July 2022.

All of shipments of Products Of Animal Origin (POAO), Animal By-Products (ABP), and High Risk Food and Feed Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) will require pre-notification on the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS).

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Community and Common Transit - UK offices list

UK offices where movements under the Community and Common Transit procedures can start and end.

The code for the offices of The Custom House, under UK South Consignor/Consignee is GB000246. The Port of Dover, the Channel Tunnel and the Sevington inland Border Control Post are GB000060.

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Opening of New Ashford International Truckstop

The Custom House has operated from the site of the old Ashford International Truckstop for the past six-moths, whilst the new site was being used by Border Force as its temporary Border Inspection Post. It has finally been confirmed that the new site, with greatly enhanced and modernised facilities, will open with effect from 6.00 a.m. on Tuesday 7 December 2021. We look forward to welcoming our transit customers back to our main facility.

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Goods Vehicle Management System

From January 2022, GVMS will be used by HM Revenue & Customs and Border Force to control imports and exports via the roll-on roll-off ferry ports and the Channel Tunnel.

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