Here is the latest update from HMRC on customs issues including links to relevant guidance


Following some system unavailability in early April the service is live and fully operational.

 Full details are available on the GVMS Service Availability page

And the wider service page including customs systems can be found here We encourage businesses to check this page before embarking on any journey. 

We have also published new content on goods arriving in the UK where manual declaration is required. This includes situations where goods may have been boarded without a GMR due to system downtime or outages.

Safety and Security

UK border checks from July will include a requirement for a declaration on safety and security. More details on how this will work are available in this HMRC presentation

Digital Uploads to National Clearance Hub

A reminder on where to find information on digital uploads to the National Clearance Hub, digital uploads can save time during customs clearance checks


CDS migration

We’ll be arranging a Town Hall event for BRC members on the 12th May 1pm HMRC will send around a Teams invite shortly. In the meantime there is a landing page with information on CDS, including the Trader Dress Rehearsal that is available

Some helpful information in here on the key differences


As a reminder, businesses can access support with any system-related problems via the HMRC Customs and International Trade helpline: