Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) is now no longer part of a safety and security zone with the EU. This guide sets out how to meet the safety and security requirements for imports and exports.

Safety and security declarations will now apply from:

  • 1 October 2021 – on all goods leaving Great Britain — this includes goods moved in roll on roll off (RoRo) vehicles, empty containers, pallets and vehicles moving to the EU under a transport contract
  • 1 July 2022 – on goods being imported from the EU and other territories to Great Britain that did not require these before 1 January 2021
Published 21 September 2021
Last updated 29 October 2021 – hide all updates

  1. This guidance has been updated to remove the temporary waiver section and for clarification around the definition of a transport contract and accompanied and unaccompanied requirements.

  2. First published.


Safety and security requirements on imports and exports

Updated 29 October 2021

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