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Simpler customs for Ukraine aid

[ March 14, 2022   //   ]

HMRC is simplifying customs processes for humanitarian being sent to Ukraine. Businesses, charities and community organisations sending aid from British ports will be able to make a customs declaration by speaking to customs officers or simply by the act of driving through a port, it says.

They will no longer need to complete and submit electronic customs declarations to HMRC before exporting these goods, and smaller movements will not need to use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to pass through ports where it is in operation.

The easement will also remove other customs formalities, such as needing to notify HMRC when the goods have been exported.

The apply to goods regardless of destination, provide of course that they are not exported to, or through, Russia or Belarus.