Customs Services Updates Ireland Summer 2021

It has been a busy summer for the team at Easy Customs and in between holidays and annual leave our team have been preparing diligently for the changes coming down the tracks in October 2021 and January 2022 in terms of UK requirements. We wanted to give an update of things now and also to summarise the changes coming below.


Newstalk – The Hard Shoulder

In June we spoke on the national airwaves with Newstalk’s Kieran Cuddihy on The Hard Shoulder (Listen Here). We discussed the challenges of Brexit so far and of what changes are due to come into place soon.



We are arranging a webinar in conjunction with the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and Letterkenny Chamber of commerce for the end of September. Please contact us for an invite to this event.


UK Border Operating Model

The UK have published an updated Border Operating model. See Border Operating Model HERE 


We also have some useful links below relating to Customs Services Updates

“How to” guides:


And we can also confirm the key changes in this latest version of the BOM, which includes/confirms

· Confirmation that the final stage of controls for live animals, aquatic animals and equines will continue to be checked at the point of destination until appropriate Border Control Posts are operational;

· Confirmation that intrastat declarations for goods imported into GB from the EU will not be required from 1 January 2022

· Removal of the Kent Access Permit information as they no longer exist;

· Added detail to the infrastructure section;

· Increased guidance on the phasing out of EU ID cards.


Customs Services Updates

Key Changes from 1st October 2021

· Pre-notification will be required for Products of Animal Origin (POAO), certain animal by-products (ABP), and High Risk Food Not Of Animal Origin (HRFNAO). Health Certificate requirements for POAO and certain ABP will come into force on this date also.

· Also, from this date, if the UK importer hasn’t made a full customs declaration for an exports consignment, their haulier or carrier will need to submit a standalone Exit Summary (EXS) declaration in order to provide safety and security information https://www.gov.uk/guidance/find-out-when-to-make-an-exit-summary-declaration

From January 2022:

· Businesses moving non-controlled goods will have to make declarations at the point of importation and pay relevant tariffs at the point of import

· Full Safety and Security declarations will be required on imports and delayed declarations will no longer be possible unless the trader has been authorised specifically by HMRC.

· Checks on POAO, certain ABP, HRFNAO and high-risk plants and plant products will take place at BCPs.

· From March 2022 Live animal and low risk plants and plant product checks will move from destination to designated BCPs when sufficient capacity allows.


Please contact the Easy Customs Team if you have any questions or you need help ahead of the changes above. Dublin: 01 2118507 info@easycustoms.ie Donegal: 074 9757001 info@easycustoms.ie Derry/Londonderry: 028 95680015 info@easycustoms.uk