Responding to your feedback on the two-stage process for completing declarations, we have introduced some important new TSS functionality.

New feature 1: amending pre-submitted supplementary declaration data
Currently, if the information you provided for the simplified frontier declaration changes by the time you complete your supplementary declaration, you need to report this to HMRC.

However, TSS now enables you to amend pre-submitted data when completing your supplementary declaration. TSS will also notify HMRC of any amends you make in the supplementary declaration on your behalf.

Please refer to the following guides for the simplified frontier declaration and for supplementary declaration.

New feature 2: linking supplementary declarations to a single simplified frontier declaration
Another new feature enables you to add multiple supplementary declarations to a single simplified frontier declaration which has been completed for a consignment. This removes the need to raise multiple simplified frontier declarations for several goods that are moving in one consignment.

If you have more than one supplementary declaration associated with an ENS safety and security declaration, these will be sent to CDS as separate records and payments are required on each individual declaration. Further details on raising more than one supplementary declaration for an ENS can be found in this guide.

Where you have more than one supplementary declaration with an ENS, if any of the submissions are returned with errors, it does not affect the other submissions. Any other associated supplementary declarations can still be paid for while you amend the supplementary declaration with errors.

New feature 3: submitting an ENS without a simplified frontier declaration
There are some scenarios where you may want to submit an ENS declaration for your goods movement via the TSS portal without raising an associated simplified frontier declaration.

This may be useful if you:

  • complete your simplified frontier declarations using a system outside of TSS
  • move goods for which only an oral customs declaration is allowed
  • are a haulier carrying empty containers under a contract of carriage

New guidance is available on the TSS education site (NICTA) explaining this feature.

Your feedback on using TSS to support the movement of goods between GB and NI is invaluable, so please continue to respond to the satisfaction surveys and the TSS outreach calls.