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Government Update - Borders, Customs, and Goods Movement

Borders, Customs, and Goods Movement

The Border Target Operating Model: August 2023

This page contains the Border Target Operating Model, our final plans for a new approach to importing goods into Great Britain, that will be progressively introduced from the end of January 2024.

Added a link to the page: Border Target Operating Model: information leaflets for businesses.


Goods Vehicle Movement Service – service availability and issues
Check the availability of the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) and get information on any issues. First published.
Customs declaration completion requirements for Great Britain
Updates have been made to ‘Tariff Volume 3 Great Britain Supplement CDS and CHIEF’ to reflect changes to Republic of Ireland to Great Britain movements which came into force at 00:01am on 31 January 2024.


HSE publishes UK REACH Report (2022/23) and Work Programme (2023/24)
HSE has published the UK REACH Report, which outlines the relevant activities up to the end of the 2022/2023 Work Programme. HSE has also published the UK REACH Work Programme, which describes operational work planned for 2023/24.

View the Report and Work Programme on the HSE website

-                      To complement the publication of the Work Programme, Defra has published the rationale used for identifying particular substances for potential regulatory action under UK REACH in 2023/24.

View the rationale for UK REACH priorities in 2023/24 on GOV.UK

Export Support
Get help using example declarations for exports from Great Britain to the rest of the world
Use these examples to help you complete declarations on the Customs Declarations Service for exports. First published.


Defra Resources and Waste Forums (EPR)


Defra scheduled the forums for 2024. Please do take a look and register for the sessions you would like to attend. You will need to register for each session you want to attend and then an invite will automatically be added into your calendar.


·                     Business Readiness Forum: Tuesday 5 March 2024, 10am-11.30am – register here

·                     Waste Management Forum: Thursday 7 March 2024, 10am-11.30am – register here



ESFA: course directory
ESFA course directory: January 2024 data has been added.

Keywords: UK Trade, Government, Updates, Trade, border, UK Reach

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