There are two journeys for moving goods out of Northern Ireland and into Great Britain:
- Direct; Northern Ireland to Great Britain
- Indirect; Northern Ireland to Great Britain, via Ireland
The following guides will provide information on both routes, and we recommend starting this guide on moving goods out of Northern Ireland to Great Britain. Alternatively, if you are new to TSS, we recommend starting in Getting Started, with the beginner's guide.
For direct movements to Great Britain, only some goods will require an export declaration outlined in the steps below. Please review this guidance to see if this applies to your goods. If your goods do not require an export declaration, you may not need to complete any declarations pre- or post- movement.
For indirect movements to Great Britain (i.e., via Ireland), all movements will require an export declaration.
See the process flows below for details on the steps of both of the Northern Ireland to Great Britain goods movements, where an export declaration is required.
Process for goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain via Roll on Roll off, which require an Export Declaration
- Raise a Goods Movement on TSS - generally done by the exporter
- TSS raises Export Declaration and provides Declaration Unique Consignment Reference - done by TSS
- Obtain Goods Movement Reference on GVMS - usually done by the carrier / haulier
- Action required by carrier / haulier at Northern Ireland port
- Goods are moved by the carrier / haulier
Process for goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain via Ireland, using Roll on Roll off
- Raise a Goods Movement on TSS - generally done by the trader
- Document checks and Movement Reference Number provided - done by TSS
- Complete pre-movement requirements - generally done by the carrier / haulier
- Carrier / haulier moves goods through Ireland and on to Great Britain
- Complete an Import Declaration