EU Exit Update from HMRC
Yesterday the Government published a new section on GOV.UK to help your business prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. The pages bring together our key guidance to help you prepare if you are moving goods to or from the EU. Please find more information below and through the links to pages:
The 'Trading and moving goods from the UK to the EU if the UK leaves with no deal' page includes guidance on what to do:
- before you get started - including how to apply for a UK trader number, known as a UK EORI number and deciding whether to make customs declarations yourself or get help
- to make a customs declaration – with details of how to fill in the commodity code for your goods
- to move goods under transit – including how to use the Common Transit Convention to move your goods more easily
- after your goods leave the UK – with details of how long you’ll need to keep your commercial invoices and customs paperwork.
The 'Trading and moving goods from the EU to the UK if the UK leaves with no deal' page includes the same relevant guidance but with additional details including what to do:
- when carrying merchandise in baggage
- importing animals, plants or other controlled products
- when your goods arrive – with details of how to pay customs duty and account for import VAT.
You can continue to find all of our latest no deal guidance on 'Trading with the EU if the UK leaves without a deal' on GOV.UK.
For further information
If you are a small business you may also find the new 'prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU' leaflet on GOV.UK useful. The leaflet includes guidance on the wider issues smaller businesses will need to consider as part of their EU Exit Preparations. For more detailed guidance you should continue to use the 'Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU' tool, on GOV.UK which provides you with specific guidance based on your answers to seven questions about the nature of your trade.
If you haven’t already signed up, you can continue to stay up-to-date with these changes by registering for email alerts. Follow the link, add your email address, select ‘Submit’, select ‘Add subscription’ and choose ‘EU Exit’ then select ‘Submit’.