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On January 1st 2021, the UK’s post-Brexit transition period with the European Union will come to an end, and new rules will come into force that will change the way that British businesses trade goods with the rest of Europe.

A new government guide, entitled The Border with the European Union: Importing and Exporting Goods has now been published to explain exactly how these new rules will work, and when the changes to the border operating model will apply. Importers and exporters must stay up to date with this information in order to remain compliant and avoid any potential commercial disruption.

To help your business understand exactly how these changes will affect you, our customs and AEO consultant David Miller has put together a new video series explaining everything you will need to know.

The New UK Border Protocols: An Overview

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In this overview video, David explains the basics of the new government guidance and the various deadlines involved. He will answer the following questions:

  • What new customs requirements will apply from January 1st 2021, and how will these change on July 1st 2021?
  • How will the rules differ for businesses dealing in general goods, and those dealing in excise or specialist goods?
  • How and when can customs declarations and VAT payments be deferred?
  • What information will businesses need to provide for their supply chain and haulage partners?
  • What should businesses be doing now to prepare?


The New UK Border Protocols: A Guide for Importers

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In this in-depth guide for importers, David explains how the new government guidance will change the way that imports from the EU to the UK are handled. He will answer the following questions:

  • What are the different rules and deadlines that apply for importers of general goods and specialist/excise goods?
  • What do businesses need to do to defer their customs declarations and VAT payments?
  • When should businesses speak to a clearance agent to handle their customs needs? Which functions can be handled internally?
  • What will happen when full customs declarations are required from July 1st?
  • What steps can businesses take straight away to get ready?


The New UK Border Protocols: A Guide for Exporters

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In this dedicated video guide for exporters, David explains how the new border rules will apply for British companies exporting goods into Europe. He will answer the following questions:

  • How should exporters prepare their supply chains for the introduction of full customs declarations for EU shipments on January 1st?
  • Who will be responsible for customs clearance into Europe, including payment of duties and taxes?
  • How can businesses handle their own customs declarations, and what grants are available to help?
  • What information will exporters need to provide to hauliers and logistics providers after Brexit?
  • What can businesses be doing now to prepare, and where should they seek advice


Find out more

To learn more about the latest government guidance on changes to customs regulations after Brexit, have a look at our latest blog post on how these rules will work.

If you have further questions for David and the team, get in touch with The Customs People today. Speak to one of our customs consultants by calling our free helpline on 0333 3638 012, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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