Since 1 January EU exporters have been required to pre-notify exports to the UK authorities using the Good Vehicle Movement Service
(GVMS) or to avail of temporary storage at the point of import while import formalities are completed. Certain limited categories of plant and animal products, which the UK considers to be high risk (e.g. live animals, germinal products and high risk plants and plant products), also already require pre-notification to the UK authorities (using itsImports of Products, Animal, Food and Feed System,
IPAFFS)) by the UK importer and an Export Certificate which must accompany the consignment being exported.