Trader Support Service (TSS) is used to guide through any changes due to implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol if goods are moved between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Please note that goods will not be allowed to move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021 if you are not ready for the changes.
What Can Signing Up For The Free Trader Support Service Do For You?
Signing up for the free Trader Support Service can:
- Help in moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or bring goods into the Northern Ireland from outside the UK
- Guide through any changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is completely free
- Complete declarations on your behalf
How Can Signing Up For The Free Trader Support Services Help You?
Signing up for free Trader Support Services can help you:
- Send parcels between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or bring parcels into the Northern Ireland from outside the UK
- Move the goods yourself
- Act on someone’s behalf
Why Are Digital Import Declarations Necessary?
For goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, digital import declarations and safety and security declarations are important because:
- Goods destined for Ireland need to pay tariffs when they can
- Tariffs should not be paid on trade within the UK
- Northern Ireland benefits from UK Free Trade Agreements
You can use Trader Support Service to make these declarations.
For Whom Is The Trader Support Service Available For?
The Trader Support Service is free to use and available to all traders, carriers and intermediaries moving goods into and out of Northern Ireland – regardless of size.
What Is An EORI Number And How Can You Get It?
An EORI number that starts with XI is needed to move goods to or from Northern Ireland from 1st January 2021.
You can apply for an EORI number that starts with GB in case you do not have one.
Please note that if you sign up for the Trader Support Service before 23 November 2020, you will automatically be allocated an XI EORI which can save you a lot of time and effort.
However, you may be required to make a separate application for an XI EORI if you do not sign up before 23 November 2020.
Will You Gain Access To Anything After You Register For The Trader Support Service?
Yes. You will gain access to a programme of free information along with training from the Northern Ireland Customs and Trade Academy.
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