Revenue confirm Customs RoRo Service now live in advance of transition period ending tonight

At 11pm tonight (31/12/2020), the transition period for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU will end. From then, the UK will be a third country for trade purposes on the shared IT services provided by the EU Commission, and Customs declarations can be submitted to Revenue in respect of trade with the UK. Additionally, from 11pm tonight a valid Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) will be required for all goods being carried by commercial vehicles to and from Great Britain by ferry.

Revenue has confirmed that its Customs Roll on-Roll off (RoRo) Service is now available, and a transport company, haulier, importer, exporter or customs agent can create a PBN for a ferry journey starting after11pm tonight.

Accessed via, the Customs RoRo Service is designed to optimise the efficient movement and, where necessary, control of goods and vehicles when moved by ferry between Ireland and Great Britain.

The Customs RoRo Service enables transport companies and truck drivers to do the following:

  • Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN): create and complete a PBN before the goods start their journey and in advance of moving to the departure port
  • PBN Status: check the status of the PBN - a status of ‘good to proceed to check-in’ is required before moving to the departure port
  • Customs Channel Look-up: check, prior to disembarking a ferry in Ireland, if a vehicle can ‘Exit the Port’ or is required to ‘Call to Customs’
  • and
  • Customs Check-In: a self-check-in facility where a vehicle is required to ‘Call to Customs’ and the driver has parked up at the relevant Customs terminal.

Further information and guidance on the Customs RoRo Service can be found here.

[Ends 31/12/2020]