Are you ready to trade in goods with the EU after 31 December 2020?

November 12, 2020

Are you ready to trade in goods with the EU after 31 December 2020?

A message from Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Business Secretary:

I know just how difficult the national restrictions announced over the weekend will be for many businesses. As a Government, we are determined to help you get through this challenging time.

At the same time, I urge you to prepare for the future trading relationship in two months’ time. The transition period is ending on 31 December and there will be no extension. If you trade goods with the EU, the rules will change and there are actions to take now. Time is running out and getting ready can take longer than you think.

Help is available, and as Business Secretary, I urge you to decide how you are going to deal with customs declarations – most companies use a specialist for this. You should check to see whether you might be able to delay your declarations and duty payments; you may be eligible for this if your goods are not on the controlled goods list you do not have a poor compliance record. If you plan to move goods into Northern Ireland, you should register for the free Trader Support Service .




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