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Following the Windsor Framework agreement between the Government and the EU agreed the Windsor Framework, a new scheme, the UK Internal Market Scheme (UKIMS), for the movement of ‘not at risk’ goods into Northern Ireland is established. This scheme replaces the UK Trader Scheme (UKTS) from 30 September 2023.

Organisations are encouraged that they move goods into Northern Ireland to complete their application for the UK Internal Market Scheme. Traders can refer to UKIMS fact sheet and the Windsor Framework: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

If the new authorisation is not processed by 30 September when the UKTS closes then, if eligible, traders can claim back any duties via the Duty Reimbursement Scheme, or they can claim a Customs Duty waiver. Once traders are authorised, they can continue to declare goods ‘not at risk’ under the UKIMS.