The Brexit Transition Period Has Ended

by | Jan 25, 2021

HMRC have sent out a Transition Period Update for businesses.

Moving goods between the UK and EU

There are new rules for businesses who trade with Europe; which means that since 1 January 2021, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries within the EU need to follow new customs and tax rules.

HMRC is here to help you get ready for the new systems, or if you’re already using them, they also have guidance on making importing and exporting simpler and quicker. You can:

  • watch videos on HMRC’s YouTube channel to familiarise yourself with the new customs processes and what you need to do before you trade goods with the EU
  • attend webinars to find out what you need to do now to keep your business moving
  • the trader checklist is also still available on GOV‌‌‌‌‌‌.UK to make sure you’re familiar with the new rules that affect you – use our updated guides to understand the new customs and VAT requirements when moving goods between Great Britain and EU countries.


Webinars to register for now:

Exporting: what you need to do to keep your goods moving:

An overview of the actions you need to take now before you export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Key processes include – zero-rated VAT, customs declarations, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates, and authorisations.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to export.

Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary:

You now need to complete import or export declarations to trade goods with the EU. These are complex and a lot of businesses choose to use an intermediary to do these for them.

This webinar explains your responsibilities as a trader if you choose to use an intermediary.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import or export.

What are customs import declarations?:

If you import goods, you now need to make customs import declarations on controlled goods and all goods by the end of June. This webinar will help you understand what they are in more detail. This includes what is needed for simplified declarations, supplementary declarations, how to make them, and delayed import declarations.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

Importing: What you need to know about Staged Controls:

This webinar will walk you through the three stages of the new border controls introduced on 1‌‌ January‌‌ ‌2021, and what actions you need to take for each stage.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

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