Government sets out vision for improving the Northern Ireland Protocol

On Wednesday the UK government published a Command Paper outlining how it wants to change certain elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol. It made clear that the government doesn’t feel the Protocol is working in its current form and is seeking to negotiate significant changes with the EU. The Command Paper lists a range of …

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Responding to your feedback: access guides and support within the TSS portal

The Trader Support Service (TSS) was launched to support traders with the completion of declarations for goods moving between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI). As part of this service we’ve also been publishing guides and checklists on the TSS education website (NICTA) covering how to use TSS and what you need to do …

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Responding to your feedback: access NICTA guides and support within the TSS portal

The Trader Support Service (TSS) was launched to support traders with the completion of declarations for goods moving between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI). As part of this service we’ve also been publishing guides and checklists on the NI Customs and Trade Academy (NICTA) website covering how to use TSS and what you …

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Automatic Licence Verification System (ALVS) – coming soon to TSS

The Automatic Licence Verification System is being integrated with the TSS portal in the latest enhancement of our support for traders. ALVS confirms compliance between the DEFRA, TRACES NT and TSS declaration and prenotification systems. It will be used to track declarations and customs clearance decisions for movements of goods that are subject to sanitary …

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Responding to your feedback: new features recently made available in TSS

In response to feedback, TSS has introduced a suite of new features to enhance its support for businesses moving goods moving between GB and NI. These latest improvements were made available in recently and include: Amendments Using the simplified process for completing declarations you provide data for the simplified frontier declaration (SFD) before the goods …

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Coming soon: full frontier declarations

From the beginning of next week full frontier declarations (FFD) are available in TSS. This functionality will enable importers to submit customs declarations for certain procedure codes that are not currently supported under the simplified journey (the simplified frontier declaration and supplementary declaration process). This initial release will be particularly beneficial for businesses that wish …

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