The Common Transit Convention (CTC) authority have announced that there will be an extended transition period for the move to NCTS Phase 5 after a number of other countries confirmed they require more time.
HMRC subsequently received a number of formal submissions from industry requesting the UK makes use of this extension.
An announcement from HMRC confirmed:
“We have considered these submissions carefully and have decided to extend the deadline based on your views and feedback and now confirm that the new date for implementing NCTS5 in the UK will be 1st July 2024”.
“We recognise the work that has taken place across industry to prepare for the original implementation date of 16 November 2023. However, from listening to the views of stakeholders it is clear that there is now strong support for a later implementation date, to give industry additional time to prepare”
“We have liaised with industry stakeholders to ensure the new implementation date is achievable and have avoided peak periods and other key Government project delivery dates. We have advised TAXUD and the CTC of the new implementation date”
“You should continue to use the current NCTS system until the cutover to NCTS5 on 1st July 2024. We will continue to work closely with stakeholders to support their preparations and will continue to issue regular email updates about NCTS5”.