EU Transition: Updated new rules are here
key update from John Bridge OBE DL

Border Operating Model

The UK has left the Single Market and Customs Union and it is essential that businesses make the necessary preparations to continue to trade with the EU.

The Border Operating Model has been updated to reflect the UK’s new Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU. The vast majority of the Border Operating Model remains unchanged. The main updates that have been made relate to:
  • How to claim preferential rates of duty by meeting Rules of Origin requirements
  • The listing status for Equines
  • Mutual recognition for AEO status
  • Updated requirements for Wine and Organics.
Guidance now includes case studies that have been created to represent end-to-end scenarios that will happen between GB and EU, importing and exporting goods from January 2021. These show not just the journeys for standard goods, but also for journeys with additional requirements such as those using the Common Transit Convention or transporting controlled goods. This should still be used in conjunction with the Border Operating Model which will contain further details, particularly for controlled goods.

For more information, click here

Trade

NEW: Trading with developing nations: Guidance has been issued with details on the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences. For more information, click here.  

UPDATED: Trading under WTO rules: Guidance on how to trade with other countries if there is no UK trade agreement has been updated with new guidance for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. For more information, click here

UPDATED: Trading with North Macedonia: Guidance has been updated with the latest business advice for North Macedonia. For more information, click here

UPDATED: UK Sanctions: Guidance has been updated to reflect that the UK’s sanctions framework has changed. For more information, click here .  

Importing and Exporting

NEW: Rules of origin: Check your goods comply to trade tariff-free with the EU: With a trade deal in place, UK businesses can trade tariff-free with the EU from 1 January if their products meet agreed Rules of Origin. UK traders need to check if their products comply and how to prove they originate from the UK. For detailed guidance on the rules of origin requirements under the UK’s deal with the EU click here .  

NEW: Apply to access Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight: Guidance has been issued on what to do if you need to use the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system to make an import or export declaration. For more information, click here

New: Claim VAT refunds in Northern Ireland or the EU, if you are established in Northern Ireland or in the EU: Guidance has been issued about how relevant businesses can claim refunds of VAT incurred on goods in the EU and Northern Ireland using the EU VAT refund system. For more information, click here
 
UPDATED: How to report EU sales made on or before 31 December 2020 for VAT: Guidance on how to report supplies of goods and services to VAT-registered customers in an EU country using an EC Sales List has been updated in respect of the end of the Brexit transition period. For more information, click here


UPDATED: Register to make an entry summary declaration in Great Britain: Guidance on using the S&S (Safety and Security) GB Service if you import goods into Great Britain and need to make an entry summary declaration has been updated with information about what to do if the service is unavailable. For more information, click here

UPDATED: Open general export licence (export of dual-use items to EU member states): Guidance has been updated to take into account changes in legislation following the end of the transition period. For more information, click here

UPDATED: List of customs agents and fast parcel operators: For more information, click here

Moving Goods

NEW: UK Licence for the Community for International Road Haulage: Guidance on getting a UK Licence for the Community to transport goods by road to or through the EU, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, and the rules you must follow has been issued. For more information, click here .  

NEW: Sending parcels between Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been issued to help you find out what you need to do if you are a business or individual using an express carrier (including Royal Mail Group) to move parcels between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. For more information, click here

NEW: Carry out international road haulage: Guidance has been issued for what UK goods vehicle operators need to do to carry out international road haulage. For more information, click here

UPDATED: Check which international road haulage permits you need: Guidance on which licences and permits you need to operate vehicles with gross vehicle weight above 3.5 tonnes, on international journeys from the UK, has been updated. Guidance now addresses the replacement of the EU Community Licence with the UK Licence for the community for international journeys within the EU, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. Guidance also includes a new guide on carrying out a road haulage job entirely within one EU country (cabotage) or between 2 EU countries (cross-trade). For more information, click here

UPDATED: International road haulage: HGV driver documents: Guidance on which documents you need to carry, if you are the driver or a passenger in a lorry or other HGV crossing international borders, has been updated. Guidance now includes updated information on international driving permits, the continued use of UK issued European Health Insurance Cards in EU countries, COVID-19 testing and getting HGVs ready to cross the border, including getting a Kent Access Permit. For more information, click here

UPDATED: International road haulage: HGV and trailer documents: Guidance about HGV and trailer documents you need to legally cross international borders in a UK-registered vehicle has been updated. Updates include when GB stickers must be displayed, the rules for carrying ‘green cards’, certificates you need to carry for any specialist vehicles, new guidance on haulage licence and permit documents you need to carry, and vehicle security checklists. For more information, click here

UPDATED: Moving goods to common or EU transit countries: Guidance on using common or union transit has been updated to include information about the office of departure process in Northern Ireland for starting your transit movement, from 1 January 2021. For more information, click here

Marketing Goods

NEW: Guidance has been issued for placing manufactured goods:
NEW: Using the UKCA marking: Guidance has been issued to help you find out if you need to use the UKCA marking and how to use it. For more information, click here.  

NEW: Using the UKNI marking: Guidance has been issued to help you find out if you need to use the UKNI marking and how to use it. For more information, click here.  

NEW: Placing manufactured goods on the EU market: Guidance has been issued on what you need to do to comply with regulations on manufactured goods you place on the EU market. For more information, click here

Business information

NEW: Providing services and setting up a business: Guidance has been issued with the steps to take if you want to provide a service or set up a business in the UK. For more information, click here

NEW: Registering and renewing .eu domain names in the UK: Guidance has been issued so that you can find out what you need to do if you hold a .eu domain or want to register one. For more information, click here .  

NEW: Using your mobile in EU and EEA countries: Guidance on how leaving the EU has affected mobile roaming in EU and EEA countries. For more information, click here

NEW: UK economic interest groupings (UKEIG): Guidance, explaining the main features of UK Economic Interest Groupings (UKEIG) and sets out the main differences between the UKEIG and EEIG corporate forms, has been issued. For more information, click here

NEW: UK Societas: Information has been issued on the administration and management of a UK Societas. For more information, click here

UPDATED: Changes to Companies House forms from 1 January 2021: The list of Companies House forms has been updated following the end of the Brexit transition period. For more information, click here.   

UPDATED: Changing your company registration from 1 January 2021: Guidance on how to find out if your business will need to change its company registration following the end of the Brexit transition period has been updated. For more information, click here

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