If your consignment is subject to an inspection on arrival in Northern Ireland, to assist with the inspection process, businesses are advised of the following:
1. Check the commodity codes of your consignment in advance
The recommendation is that businesses, in advance, check commodity codes and the EU’s requirements for the % goods requiring physical inspection for consignments moving from GB to Northern Ireland and where subject to higher levels of physical inspection at the Point of Entry, consider grouping consignments to minimise the routing of vehicles to the SPS inspection facility and possible delays.
- Codes can be found at Commodity Codes
- Required rates for physical inspection can be found at https://www.legislation.gov.uk/eur/2019/2129/annex/I
2. Place consignments subject to inspection in easy to reach locations
As well considering amendment of business model to group consignments, it is useful if businesses can place consignments that might be subject to physical inspection closer to the door of a lorry or container, for example, so it is easily accessible on arrival.