The requirement for safety and security declarations on imports into GB from the EU (S&S GB) will no longer be required in July 2022. This customs control requirement has been pushed back to the end of 2023.
S&S GB (Safety & Security Great Britain) is the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) service for goods imported into Great Britain from the EU and RoW. This will be a requirement from the end of 2023.
What is a Safety & Security Declaration?
A Safety and Security Declaration (also known as a SSD) is used by GB border authorities to analyse the potential risk caused to their territory by goods crossing their border. It is not about the duties and taxes.
What You Will Need to Submit for S&S GB
Similar to existing GB to EU ENS requirements, for S&S GB declarations you will need to submit the following to ensure you can board ferries/shuttles -
- Valid EORI number
- Importer & Exporter company details
- Reference number
- Haulier (for driver accompanied vehicles)
- Ferry Operator (for unaccompanied trailers)
- Total number of packages and weight
- Border entry point (name of port)
- ETA time and date
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- Trailer seal (if applicable)
- Description of goods
- Type of packages
- Any marks and reference numbers
It is highly likely that GB border control will be strictly enforcing these requirements. Anybody not providing the correct declaration will face penalties.
More information is available in the HMRC Safety & Security Movements from the EU to Great Britain guide.
CustomsLink Haulier Border Toolkit
From the end of 2023, you will be able to make your S&S GB declarations with our Haulier Border Toolkit. This is our packaged solution for hauliers who already generated their customs documents and need to create an SSD / EXS /ENS and more.
Managed and High Volume Services Available
If you have high volumes of declarations to process, we can make your S&S GB declarations for you. We can even connect your transport planning software to our systems for seamless integration. Contact our team for more information.