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What is GVMS? - It is the UK's new border IT system

The Government has published the 206 page Border Operating Model (click here), which gives a detailed overview of how goods will be imported and exported between the UK and the EU from the 1st January 2021.  This document should be read in conjunction with previously issued documents such as the UK Tariff and additional, still to be released information, giving more detailed guidance on how processes will function.

In many ways the documents are a realisation that the procedures adopted in the major ports for containerised freight are not appropriate for the high volume traffic flows crossing by Ro-Ro & Rail between the UK and EU.  Whilst many familiar with Rest of the World Traffic will find that much of the documents content is familiar to them, there are specific new processes for providing information to drivers and managing traffic flows which are new and need to be carefully considered.

Trafertir are continuously monitoring the introduction of GVMS carefully in order to ensure that we provide all our clients with the most up to date information.