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Claiming preferential rates of duty on goods movements from GB to NI under UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA)

Traders can claim preferential tariff rates on any goods moved that are UK origin under the TCA on goods moved directly from Great Britain (GB) to Northern Ireland (NI) if the goods can be proven to be of preferential UK origin (produced/manufactured). Simply purchasing from the UK does not mean the goods automatically qualify as […]

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Advanced warning of TSS outage: new TSS features and NICTA updates coming in June

There will soon be an update to the TSS Portal as well as improvements to the Northern Ireland Customs and Trade Academy (NICTA) website.  These changes will require a short downtime of the portal, which is currently planned for Sunday 2 June 2024 from 17:00 to 22:00.  We will provide a short summary of these

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Best practice: performing an EORI validity check before processing declarations

To avoid any errors in declarations, we recommend that traders check the EORIs you are using for the declaration process. Visit: Europa.eu for EU EORIs, including XI EORIs  GOV.UK for GB EORIs The Economic Operator System (EOS) also offers an API that can be used to automate checks. Visit Europa.eu for more information. You can

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Windsor Framework glossary of terms

As part of the recent updates, we’ve added a new webinar recording to NICTA and introduced some new terminology and acronyms, which you can find in the Jargon Buster. You may also notice that we’ve updated some of the existing entries (see below).    Acronym Term Definition SPIMM Simplified Process for Internal Market Movements Simplified

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Changes to VAT and Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) Guidance

If  a business deregisters for VAT, any Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number(s) they hold will also be removed at the same time. Businesses established in GB and NI require an EORI number in order to complete customs declarations, hold customs authorisations including a UK Internal Market System (UKIMS) authorisation, and various licences. In

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UK Carrier Scheme

On Wednesday 1 May, applications to the UK Carrier (UKC) Scheme opened for Fast Parcel Operators and operators within the Royal Mail Group.  The UKC Scheme is the authorisation scheme that will help businesses to physically move consumer parcels from Great Britain to Northern Ireland from 30 September 2024. It will allow businesses to send

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