Export Compliance Tracker

Aug 11, 2022

CHIEF — UK customs computer

Effective30 September 2022

AMENDED: The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) was originally planned to replace the Customs Handling of Import/Export Freight (CHIEF) system to manage import and export customs declarations over three phases between August 2018 and early 2019 but was delayed due to technical issues.

EU Requirement for Animal Export Health Certificates from GB

Effective15 March 2022

GB suppliers of Productions of Animal Origin (POAO) require Export Health Certificates (EHC). The requirements to provide the new Animal Health Regulation (AHR) EHCs had been extended for GB suppliers to the EU from 21 August 2021 until 15 January 2022, though EHCs signed before 15 January 2022 would remain valid until 15 March 2022.

Guidance on new rules for road haulage

Effective2 February 2022

On 29 January 2022 the guidance for UK road hauliers was updated in line with the new regulations that came into force for transporting goods to or through Europe from 1 January 2022. These affect those who use vans or heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

UK sanctions update

Effective31 December 2020

AMENDED: Below are the dates of updates made to the current UK Sanctions lists — see also Russian and Belarus measureS listed separately.

GB to Northern Ireland

Effective1 January 2022

AMENDED: Since the UK left the Customs Union of the EU (1 January 2021), goods moving from GB (ie England, Scotland and Wales) to NI are subject to customs entries and the gradual additional requirements such as phytosanitary certificate for food to bring the border controls in line with EU requirements. In June 2022 the Government introduced the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill into Parliament with a view to giving itself powers to unilaterally amend the requirements of the Protocol. This has been contested by the European Commission which has threatened legal action.

EU sanctions update

Effective14 October 2021

AMENDED: Below are the current expiry dates of EU sanctions. These sanctions will be reviewed prior to these dates and may be extended for a further period, usually 12 months.

EU Measures: Russia/ Belarus

EffectiveFebruary and March 2022

AMENDED: On 24 February 2022, the President of the Russian Federation announced a military operation in Ukraine and Russian-armed forces began an attack on Ukraine. The EU strongly condemned the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by armed forces of the Russian Federation and the involvement of Belarus in this aggression against Ukraine. In view of the gravity of the situation, the Council adopted further restrictive measures. These measures prohibit export of dual-use goods as well as those goods that can contribute to Russia’s defence and security capabilities; prohibit public financing or financial assistance for trade with, or investment in Russia; prohibit the export of goods and technology for use in oil refining and impose a set of prohibitions in aviation sector. In addition, the measures ban a range of financial interactions and transactions with Russia.

UK Measures: Russia/ Ukraine Conflict

EffectiveFebruary and March 2022

AMENDED: 24 February 2022, UK PM Boris Johnson, along with many country’s governments, unveiled an extension of sanctions against Russia in the wake of the increased military activity in Ukraine.

Chamber news: BCC Welcomes MAC Recommendations 

Chamber news: BCC Welcomes MAC Recommendations 

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is one of 54 chambers accredited by the British Chambers across the UK. Through this network, our team helps to facilitate local, national and international connections, support and representation for organisations of all sizes...

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Saudi Arabia & Philippines join ATA Carnet scheme

Saudi Arabia & Philippines join ATA Carnet scheme

Here is the latest update regarding Saudi Arabia and the Philippines joining the ATA Carnet Scheme. Saudi Arabia: ATA Carnets will be accepted by the Saudi Customs for the following categories of goods: goods for display or use at exhibitions, fairs, meetings. The...

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