In Transit Newsletter 1 September 2020, we told you that we’re creating a new instance of the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) specifically for Northern Ireland and that from 1 January 2021, as an interim solution, the submission channel for Northern Ireland departure and arrival notifications would initially be by email only.
While we are continuing to progress work on the new digital channel and enhanced web portal, we have listened to software suppliers and prioritised work on the existing XML channel. This means that from 1 January 2021 you’ll be able to use the existing XML channel to submit departure and arrival messages for both GB and NI NCTS instances.
Further guidance about wider transit will be published at a later date.
Start or end transit movements in Northern Ireland
You should check with your software supplier to ensure that you’ll be ready and able to submit declarations affected by this change from 1 January 2021. We are unable to recommend software packages or suppliers to you.
We are already working with NCTS software suppliers to allow them to make the required changes and provide updates to their users in time for 1 January 2021.
If you’re a software supplier and have not been contacted
If you’re a supplier and have not been contacted by HMRC, get in touch with your usual contact or email the Software Developer Support team at SDSTeam@hmrc.gov.uk.
If you use in-house software
Contact the Software Developer Support Team at SDSTeam@hmrc.gov.uk.