Ports welcome Brexit border funding

The British Ports Association (BPA) has welcomed new government funding of over £700 million to cover infrastructure, systems and staffing to cope with Brexit border requirements. The association, which represents the major ferry terminals that process tens of thousands of HGVs between Britain and the EU every day said. “We look forward to reviewing the detail but

Beware Brexit complacency

The deadline for any transition extension has passed and the UK is going to complete Brexit on 31st December 2020. The Government have made it clear that they have offered support where necessary and expect you to be prepared. Ignorance of customs requirements after Brexit will not be a defence with HMRC and, more critically,

Brexit ‘customs chaos’ looms

In June 2020, an EU Select Committee report found that frictionless UK-Ireland border through the use of technology may not be possible, as they only have the capacity to mitigate rather than to eliminate friction arising from customs checks and processes. The new customs declaration system (CDS) has already been behind schedule, and was not

HMRC call time on payment extensions

From 1st July duty deferment users, and EORI-registered importers who pay cash or an equivalent and do not hold a duty deferment account, will need to make payments of customs duties and import VAT by the relevant due date. As part of the package of measures put in place to support businesses experiencing financial difficulties

Preparing for No-Deal Brexit

With six months to go before the U.K. finally breaks its ties with the European Union, and hardly any progress made in the trade negotiations business is preparing for the possibility that the UK will leave the EU without a deal. For manufacturers, this includes rebuilding stockpiles. With over 40% of the parts that go

The Brexit export process pt 1

Responding to the UK’s plan for light-touch customs processes for importing EU goods, post-Brexit, the European Union confirmed it will enforce full customs and regulatory checks. We review the steps that will need to be conducted to export goods to mainland EU from 1st January 2021 – It’’s different for the island of Ireland, which

Fears for exports to the EU

The UK left the European Union on January 31, 2020 with the transition period ending on December 31, 2020 and while the recent easements announced by the government will ensure continuity of import flows from 1st January there will be abrupt and major changes for exports to the EU, unless there is a trade agreement.

A new world of exports

As an EU member, the UK was automatically part of 3 trade agreements (FTAs) with 37 partners that have come fully into force, FTAs with 43 partners, that are provisionally applied and FTA negotiations with another 19 countries. Whilst the deadline for requesting an extension is officially 30th June, the real date on the UK

Brexit border controls eased

The government confirmed on Friday that it will not request or accept an extension to the Brexit transition period and is replacing full post-Brexit border controls, with new import easements that defer customs declarations and tariff payments until July 2021. Despite their protestations that business had more than sufficient time to ensure that they would

Brexit and Customs: Where we are

Whether or not a trade agreement is reached with the EU, there will be new customs processing, declarations and EUVAT/Duty payments from the 1st January 2021. The Brexit transition period ends on 31st December 2020, with major alterations to trade procedures, that you should be prepared for, these changes are nothing new. The government consider