NCTS Phase 5 deadline extended until July 2024

Following pressure from ASM, alongside other software developers and the wider trade, HMRC have agreed to extend the deadline for migration to NCTS Phase 5 until 1st July 2024.


This follows serious concerns voiced by us that the necessary systems will not be fully developed, stable and tested in time to meet that date and that traders will not be familiar enough with the new procedures and the new data required to enable goods to move undisrupted in the build up to the busiest time of year.

An increasing number of other Common Transit Convention (CTC) countries are also delaying their implementations for similar reasons and the transition period - by which date all contracting parties have to migrate to NCTS 5 - has been recently extended to December 2024.