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Advanced warning of TSS outage: update

The planned maintenance of the Trader Support Service on 14th April has been postponed and will now take place from 17:00 to 23:00 on Saturday 20th April 2024. All declaration and payment submissions from the TSS Portal will be disabled during this period.  During this time, you will be able to add detail to draft […]

Labelling requirements for moving goods from GB to retail premises in NI under NIRMS

The Northern Ireland Retail Movement Scheme (NIRMS) is a new way to move prepacked retail goods such as food, drink, cut flowers and pet food from GB into NI. You can find out more about NIRMS on NICTA. The scheme started on 1 October 2023, replacing the existing Scheme for Temporary Agrifood Movements into Northern […]

Benefit from our TSS screen-sharing service by booking a session

The TSS offers an interactive Microsoft Teams screen-sharing service, to give traders guidance and support for any tasks or issues they may face while using the TSS Portal.  With this service, traders can directly see what is happening on-screen within the TSS system, providing them with a comprehensive solution to resolve different types of TSS-related […]

VAT margin scheme: you may need to take action before 30 April 2024

In September 2023, HMRC wrote to businesses that buy used motor vehicles in Great Britain (GB) and move them to Northern Ireland (NI) for resale. They asked businesses to check their records for any vehicles held in stock since before 1 May 2023. This was because of changes to the way they would have to […]

Don’t miss out on the ‘Windsor Framework: 30th September customs changes – 6 months to go’ webinar

The Trader Support Service (TSS) is hosting a webinar – Windsor Framework: 30th September customs changes – 6 months to go – which will take place at 13:00pm GMT on Tuesday 9th April. This is the first in our series of three webinars on our Windsor Framework countdown, 6 months to go, 3 months to […]

Advanced warning of TSS outage: New TSS features and NICTA updates coming in April

Later this month there will 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 14 April 2024 from 17:00 to 22:00.  A short summary of these changes […]

Don’t miss out on the Windsor Framework Webinar

The Trader Support Service (TSS) is hosting a webinar – Countdown to the Windsor Framework – 6 months to go – which will take place at 13:00pm GMT on Tuesday 9 April. This is the first in our series of three webinars on our Windsor Framework countdown: 6 months to go, 3 months to go […]

Update on the changes to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS)

CDS is the HMRC system to which your information is submitted from the TSS Portal. From 24 March 2024, changes came into effect on goods moving into Northern Ireland from Great Britain and to goods moving into Northern Ireland from a country outside of both the UK and the EU.  If you use the ‘NIREM’ […]

Changes to VAT 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. EORIs are needed for authorisations, including a UK Internal Market System (UKIMS) authorisation, and licences. To continue using these businesses will need to apply for a new GB EORI number and […]

Commodity code tariff link

It’s likely that over the coming weeks, many traders will see error code CDS40066 as a result of updates to the commodity code structure where some codes are being added, changed or merged.  To support traders who are uncertain which commodity code applies to their goods, HMRC has implemented a Tariff Tool to search for […]
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