Goods Vehicle Movement Service – Effective 1 December – Declarants Required to Monitor the Arrival of Goods – Potential Fine of £2,500 per Uncleared Import.
At the back end of 2021, HMRC advertised that hauliers moving goods between the UK and the EU needed to sign up for GVMS. The emphasis was that they would be responsible for ensuring that the goods they carried were covered by import/export declarations and that these were registered in GVMS. This would ensure the automatic completion of the declaration process when crossing the border.
The problem is that the UK’s roll-on roll-off ports, especially Dover and The Channel Tunnel, are wide open. Many goods enter the UK without a declaration being made, either because there is no declaration, or the prepared declaration is not registered in GVMS. HMRC and Border Force are looking to tighten up the process.