GVMS Outage – Saturday 21st May

Due to scheduled maintenance, you will be unable to access the Customs Declaration Service online service from Saturday 21 May 2022 22:30 to 01:00 Sunday 22 May 2022.

During this time you will be unable to submit declarations or populate goods movement references with Customs Declaration Service declaration references. Submitted declarations will be held in a queue until the service is resumed.

You should use the service before the planned downtime to avoid any delays.

For more information, please see the link below

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/customs-declaration-service-service-availability-and-issues#planned-downtime

Due to scheduled work on the Customs Declaration Service, there may be some disruption to the Goods Vehicle Movement Service online service from Saturday 21 May 2022 22:30 to 01:00 Sunday 22 May 2022

Actions which may be affected:

Create or update a Goods Movement Reference

  • Goods Movement References will go to a ‘non-finalisable’ state if a Customs
  • Declaration Service declaration is being attached during the maintenance.

Check-in Goods Movement References (outbound)

Goods Movement References with Customs Declaration Service declarations will go to a ‘controlled’ state. When the maintenance ends:

  • queued messages will be processed
  • the risking response may change from ‘controlled’ to ‘release’
  • embark Goods Movement Reference (outbound) — departure messages will be queued, then processed and updated when downtime ends

Embark Goods Movement Reference (inbound)

Goods Movement References with Customs Declaration Service declarations will go to a ‘controlled state’. When downtime ends:

  • queued messages will be processed
  • the risking response may change from ‘controlled’ to ‘release’

What you can still do

Carriers should continue to collect, validate and embark Goods Movement References for crossings during the period of downtime.

Goods Movement References remain mandatory for freight movements using goods vehicle movement service and hauliers without a valid Goods Movement Reference should be turned away. You should not turn off Goods Movement Reference validation during this period of downtime.

The core services of goods vehicle movement service will be available. You will still be able to enter and validate New Computerised Transit System and Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight declarations to get Goods Movement References during the scheduled maintenance.

For more information, please see the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-for-the-goods-vehicle-movement-service-service-availability-and-issues/register-for-the-goods-vehicle-movement-service-service-availability-and-issues.