UK's Trader Support Service

Dec 16, 2020

If you need help with Customs and move goods between GB and NI or bring goods into NI from outside the UK, the Trader Support Service might help.

The Trader Support Service (“TSS”) can be used by any business moving goods between GB and NI (and vice versa) or bringing goods into NI from outside the UK.

This Institute continues to engage with both Government and HMRC on the system as 1 January 2021 approaches.

According to HMRC, the benefits of the TSS are two-fold: 

  • Traders who sign up to the TSS will be guided through the new processes under the Northern Ireland Protocol, and can also use it to complete digital declarations to manage import and safety and security declarations on their behalf; and/or
  • The service will educate businesses on what the Protocol means for them, and the steps they need to take to comply with it. This will include online training sessions and webinars, with information being continually updated as we move closer to 1 January 2021.

This means a business can choose to use the TSS in a way that suits it; either by using it to complete the relevant digital declarations and/or skill up on what the Protocol means for their business. More information can be found at this link and you can sign up here

Guides are published on NICTA  and are available here as well as webinars here on the TSS

Webinar Recordings 

The UK's consortium tasked with implementing the Trader Support Service joined the Institute to deliver webinars on what the TSS is and how it can help with customs administration. 

Watch here

Weekly Bulletins on Trader Support Service 

TSS Trader Bulletin - Week 7
TSS Trader Bulletin - Week 6
TSS Trader Bulletin - Week 5
TSS Trader Bulletin - Week 4
TSS Trader Bulletin – Week 3

TSS Flyer – Haulage
TSS Flyer NICTA