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Brexit – 2022 Update to Rules of Origin

We all know the UK left the EU customs union at the end of 2020 and that imports from the EU are now subject to the new FTA that commenced 1st Jan 2021, but whilst customs clearances have been required on EU imports since this date most of the additional checks/requirements are only just starting to be phased in.

Jan 2022 has seen the introduction of the new haulier GVMS process and here at CCT we have been assisting hauliers with GVMS declarations to prevent any unnecessary delays to cargo flow across the borders.

This has not been the only additional requirement since the start of this year and it is important to remember that all cargo owners are responsible for the customs compliance of their imports.

One of the new checks now phased in concerns the rules of origin – rules that have always existed within the FTA but are now being assessed more strictly by HMRC.

It has always been an absolute requirement of the FTA that exports from the EU to the UK where the cargo value exceeds EUR6,000.00 requires the EU exporter to be registered in the REX system & quote their REX number on the sales invoice – to comply with the origin rules.

It appears many EU companies have no knowledge of the REX system or how to apply for registration – the below links provide more info and if you are unsure please contact us at

REX Information

REX Registration