In response to ALFED members queries regarding the temporary minimal check approach arrangements and details on what happens when these arrangements expire, please see links below for further information:
- The Border Operating Model – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-border-operating-model [Page 122]
- Delaying declarations for EU goods brought into Great Britain- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/delaying-declarations-for-eu-goods-brought-into-great-britain
- Import Customs Declarations – https://www.gov.uk/import-customs-declaration?step-by-step-nav=849f71d1-f290-4a8e-9458-add936efefc5
It’s worth knowing that the easements are about deferring declarations and any associated duty, not about ‘checks’ per se. There are fewer checks only because the paperwork deferral is in place, meaning there is less to check. The BEIS have not mandated that there will be fewer checks of goods for safety and security purposes – these are already taking place where intelligence tells Border Force and HMRC that they should carry them out.
Most basic aluminium products are on the list of ‘controlled goods’ for the purposes of customs declarations, so full import declarations are already needed.