UK New Safety & Security Facilitation

The UK government is introducing new Safety & Security Facilitation measures to help trade flows at UK borders.The change consists of four Safety & Security (S&S) initiatives as follows:

  • S&S Movement Reference Numbers (MRNs) are optional in the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS), for both imports and exports.
  • Removal of S&S requirements on outbound inter-port transhipments for goods moved under transit and a single transport contract.
  • Removal of S&S requirements on Merchandise in Baggage, for both imports and exports.
  • Empty units exported under a transport contract will no longer be required to complete S&S declarations (Exit Summary or EXS declarations). This will allow empty containers, pallets and vehicles to move more quickly without the need for carrier to prepare and submit a declaration.

Carriers will be able to complete data into the GVMS without entering any S&S declaration reference numbers. Although the S&S declaration reference number is optional users can now complete the form without it if they choose to. Updated guidance will follow in due course.

Entry into force of the UK New Safety & Security Facilitation: 1st July 2022

Applicability: trade from the EU and rest of the world

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