Key HMRC Customs Links

Get your business ready to export https://www.gov.uk/prepare-export-from-uk-after-brexit Get your business ready to import https://www.gov.uk/prepare-import-to-uk-after-brexit Transitional simplified procedures (TSP) ...

Exporting Active Subtances

Guidance Written Confirmations for export of Active Substances manufactured in the UK Updated 23 August 2019 Contents 1. Purpose of the Written Confirmation 2. ‘Third Country’ status for UK manufacturers of Active ...

How Brexit Disrupts Trade

Changed Terms of Trade and Disruption Brexit would change fundamentally the terms on which trade is undertaken between the United Kingdom and Ireland. There are several important aspects of the post-Brexit ...

Overview of Possibilities

Main Possibilities The four main possibilities are A hard Brexit with immediate customs duties, costs, widespread chaos and disruption across all UK related trade with unpredictable knock-on effects happening on 31 ...

A Look at the Backstop

Background Common membership of the European Union facilitates easy and frictionless trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland and Ireland and Great Britain. For most practical purposes, goods and services can be ...

New Customs and Trade Acts

New UK Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act The core EU customs code is based on EU wide directly applicable regulations. The EU has exclusive competence in relation to customs. The UK Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act ...

Exports (Post-Brexit)

Export goods must be presented to customs. Regulations are to provide  in detail as to how exports are to be notified. Regulations may be made in relation to the operation of the export procedures. They are largely a ...

Hard Brexit

Overview Still the default option Both under EU and UK law Due to take effect on 31st October 2019 (postponed to 31st January 2020) Parliament seems opposed EU seems determined to avoid Involves a sudden big bang one time changes Numerous laws and ...

Revoke Remain

Overview The UK may unilaterally withdraw the notice to leave The UK remains in the EU All laws remain the same Preserves all existing trade agreements Political implications Legitimacy issues A second referendum ...

Withdrawal Agreement Ratified

Overview Withdrawal Agreement approved by EU &  UK Government Rejected by Parliament three times and PM May resigned WA or variant may be ratified No deal Brexit on 31 October 2019 (postponed to 31 January 2020) unless agreement or extension ...

Registered Export System (REX)

General information The Registered Exporter system (the REX system) is the system of certification of origin of goods that applies in the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) of the European Union since 1 January ...

Customs Partnership

Overview The Labour Party policy No customs duties, customs controls nor origin checks Limited scope to enter trade agreements with third countries Greater power to regulate economic activity Level playing field ...

Single Market and Customs Union

Overview Back to 1992 (more or less) Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein status Plus customs union No customs duties No declarations of origin or customs control No/ very limited freedom to enter trade agreements The ...

Single Market

Overview; Membership of the EEA Same relationship as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein No customs duties on most goods Some Customs cooperation Declarations required for exports and imports UK freedom to enter trade ...

Free Trade Agreement

Overview The UK Government’s preferred option Reflected in the EU UK future relationship declaration No customs duties on most goods Customs cooperation but declarations required on exports and imports Certificates ...

Textile Labelling

Guidance Textile labelling after Brexit Advice for manufacturers and retailers on textile labelling if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Published 14 August 2019 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial ...

Construction Products

A the Construction Products Regulation if there is no Brexit deal Guidance providing practical information on the legal requirements that would be required in a no deal scenario. Published 24 January 2019 Last ...

Customs Declaration Update

Declaring your goods at customs if the UK leaves the EU without a deal Declaring goods and paying any duty for UK business that trade with the EU in the event that the UK exits the EU without a deal. Published 4 ...

Trade EU to UK

Trading and moving goods from the EU to the UK if the UK leaves the EU with no deal You’ll need to follow most of the same rules as traders importing goods with the rest of the world. Published 24 February 2019 From: ...

Trade UK to EU

Trading and moving goods from the UK to the EU if the UK leaves the EU with no deal You’ll need to follow most of the same rules as traders exporting goods to the rest of the world. Published 24 February 2019 From: ...

French Customs Guidelines

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