The new rules are likely to bring changes that will affect businesses of all sizes, within multiple sectors. Find out how to best prepare your business now for the end of the Transition Period by completing the GOV.UK checklist here.
*Please note that where materials refer to precise timelines for policy these may be subject to revision as events unfold.
There may be significant changes to requirements when you trade with the EU post-transition. From 1 January 2021* you will need to make customs declarations to move goods into and out of the EU along with needing a EORI number.
In order to import/export your goods to the EU you must understand the following:
- Rules and restrictions
- Licences and special rules for certain commodities
- Tax and duty rates
- What exporting documents you need
GOV.UK have created a useful tool to navigate you through your exporting process
It is important to note that during the transition period, there will continue to be no duty charged on UK exports by EU member states.
Check what’s changing in your industry
- Employees practicing and serving clients in the EU may need to have their professional qualifications accredited. Check and Apply
- Check new guidance if you manufacture or distribute goods to the EU
Make sure you have the right driver and vehicle licences and permits for driving in the EU
- Make sure you have the right documentation for the goods you’re carrying across EU borders, including your Master Reference Number (MRN)
Food, farming and fisheries
The process for importing live animals and animal products is changing
- New certification for exporting animals and animal goods is required. You will also need to use specific ports to move them
Check for changes before you travel
- Check your passport is valid Get travel insurance which covers your healthcare Make sure you have the right driving documents Get a health certificate for your pet at least four months before you travel
EU Citizens living in UK
Apply for EU Settlement Scheme
EU Exit Q&A Sessions:
- 5th February 2020, 10pm-12pm
Wolverhampton University, Stafford Campus, ST16 2LP
- 7th February 2020, 1pm-4pm
Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BEBook Via our Website
International Trade Secretary sets out how vital British industries will benefit from free trade after Brexit.
Published 17 January 2020
Our EU Exit advice website ‘bresilience.com’ provides companies with resources businesses to understand the issues surrounding international trade post-transition, along with information to help you plan your business processes to best withstand the affects of leaving the EU.
For further information on on how to best prepare your business for the new rules that are set to take effect from 1 January 2021*, please contact our dedicated Growth Hub Brexit Advisor on 01782 202222.
If your business employs EU nationals and you would like HR advice on how leaving the EU will affect employment contracts, you can also contact our Growth Hub HR advisor.
For any other queries on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, please contact Staffordshire Chamber’s of Commerce International Trade Team on 01782 202222.