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How will commercial goods vehicles be affected?

Travelling from Great Britain to Northern Ireland  

If one or more of the following applies to your shipment, it must be booked via our freight reservation office by calling 01772 368195 or email stenaline@freightlink.co.uk

 

1. Vans/Horseboxes regardless of size carrying commercial or chargeable goods which are subject to import/export customs declarations.

2. A UK Goods Movement Reference (GMR) is required.

3. If a VAT invoice is required.

 

Prior to making your booking and providing the declaration at time of booking you should check the guidance https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-how-to-declare-personal-goods-you-bring-into-or-take-out-of-the-uk. GMRs are required for all commercial / chargeable movements from GB to NI and in a very few cases from NI to GB.

 

Declaration required at time of booking:  I confirm that I have read the gov.uk guidance referred to above and I can confirm that I am not carrying commercial or chargeable goods which are subject to import/export customs declarations and that I have no requirement for a GMR.

 

 

Travelling from Great Britain to the Republic of Ireland

If one or more of the following applies to your shipment, it must be booked via our freight reservation office by calling 01772 368195 or email stenaline@freightlink.co.uk

 

1. Vans commercially registered in Ireland.

2. Vans regardless of size carrying commercial or chargeable goods which are subject to import/export customs declarations

3. Either (or both) a UK Goods Movement Reference (GMR) or an Irish Pre Boarding Notification (PBN) is required 

4. Vehicles / horseboxes carrying a horse or pony. 5. If a VAT invoice is required.

 

Prior to making your booking and providing the declaration at time of booking you should check the guidance at both https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-how-to-declare-personal-goods-you-bring-into-or-take-out-of-the-uk and https://www.revenue.ie/en/customs-traders-and-agents/customs-electronic-systems/customs-roro-service/examples-of-ferry-consignments-that-need-a-pbn.aspx. GMRs are required for all commercial/chargeable movements from GB to ROI from 1/1/22, but will not be required for these movements between ROI and GB until a later date (to be confirmed). PBNs are required for all commercial / chargeable movements, in both directions, currently.

 

Declaration required at time of booking:  I confirm that I have read both the gov.uk and revenue.ie  guidance referred to above and I can confirm that I am not carrying commercial or chargeable goods which are subject to import/export customs declarations in either or both the UK and Ireland, that I have no requirement for a GMR or PBN, and my vehicle is not registered and taxed as a commercial vehicle in Ireland.