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Prepare for changes for goods moving from the island of Ireland to Great Britain

Aerial view on the channel part of Dublin near the port at autumn

The Border Target Operating Model confirmed that from 31‌‌‌ ‌‌January 2024 some goods will face full customs controls when moved directly from Irish ports to Great Britain.

Goods will need to complete import processes if they are being imported directly from Ireland into Great Britain (​​not moving from or through Northern Ireland).  

For these goods you will have to follow the import requirements set out in the Border Target Operating Model. 

When moving these goods, most traders will need to make import customs declarations at the point of import and will no longer be able to delay making declarations. Ports will be required to control these goods moving from Ireland to Great Britain, meaning that unless they have received customs clearance they will not be released from the port. 

You will need to ensure you, or anyone who moves goods on your behalf, are familiar with the new process from 31 January 2024.

For further information please select the following links:

Further help and support  can be found on GOV.UK: Imports and exports: general enquiries 


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