The Wild Wild West

Well against all the odds again Frankenstein’s Monster has demonstrated he can do incredible things. A deal finally after all this time, but hang on a sec, didn’t Theresa the Bruce have a deal last October and then it all came tumbling down. This time surely, it’s different, with the backstop gone, all those Tory MPs who wouldn’t vote for …

Brexit – Glossary

Hello, its David here, It has been some time since our glossary was first posted, so here’s the most recent version which I hope will assist. ABOUT THIS TECHNICAL ADVICE PAPER The information within this paper is based on the best known currently.  Since the subject of Brexit and its potential outcomes is so volatile, even on an almost daily …

Here we go again…

Well, here we go again. I would like to say there is a sense of Déjà vu in the air, but if I am totally honest it feels a lot more ruthless. This time around, things feel more focussed and it appears increasingly likely that Brexit will happen on 31st October. The sides are if anything more entrenched, but that …

Brexit – Exporting goods through Dover and Eurotunnel on ‘T’ Forms

Hello, its David here, The government has recently released new information as to how exports to the EU via Dover or Eurotunnel will work post-Brexit.  The release seems incomplete [deliberately?] and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/moving-goods-through-the-port-of-dover-and-eurotunnel-using-common-transit We believe trucks will be screened to ascertain what export documents the driver has.  There could be three categories: The driver has all forms …

Brexit – Importing goods through Dover and Eurotunnel on ‘T’ Forms

Hello, its David here again, Previous blogs have given information on Transitional Simplified Procedures [TSP].  We have pointed out a significant weakness with TSP – the discharge of ‘T’ Forms.  The T form guarantees the transit of the goods to Customs’ authorities in the countries of origin, transit and destination.  It is thought by both the UK & EU governments …

Brexit Preparation – Short Form Action Points – Exports from the UK to the EU

Hello, its David here again, I hope you might find a brief resume of export action points useful. 1. Apply for EORI registration at: https://www.gov.uk/eori 2. Consider and agree the Incoterms agreed with your clients. Who will be responsible and pay for export documents required by the UK authorities? Who will pay for import declarations into the EU? Who will …

Brexit Preparation – Short Form Action Points – Imports into the UK

Hello, its David here again, I hope you might find a brief resume of import action points useful. 1. Apply for EORI registration at: https://www.gov.uk/eori 2. Apply for Transitional Simplified Procedures [TSP] at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-simplified-import-procedures-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal 3. Consider and agree the Incoterms agreed with your clients. Who will be responsible and pay for export documents in the EU country of origin? Who …

Brexit Update

Wow – yet another couple of weeks of unprecedented, incredible scenes in the UK Parliament.  It is dangerous to take your eye off events even if you are getting to the stage where Brexit is the sort of word that stimulates the emergence of hives and breathlessness merely at its mention. Please accept my apology for the interval since my …

HMR&C Webinars

Hello, its David here. More Brexit preparedness.  You might like to know the following: HMRC Webinars   HMRC is running a series of webinars during September aimed at providing an overview for UK businesses involved in the movement of goods between the EU and the UK. Topics to be covered include: Why it’s important to apply for an Economic Operator …

Refresher – Step by Step Guide to Exporting

Hello, its David here. As it has been a while and Brexit is now galloping over the hill towards us all once more, I thought it appropriate to post a reminder of Government guidance relating to practical steps to prepare for exporting post-Brexit.  Please visit gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit/preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit-step-by-step-guide-to-exporting You will also be able to find these steps broken down into bite-size chunks …