Preferential trade agreements in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Hello David here, The list of countries with which the UK has signed a trade agreement is growing almost daily.  As at 13th March 2019, the latest information can be found at gov.uk/guidance/signed-uk-trade-agreements It seems that the UK government has announced that most products – (some 87%) imported after a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will be granted a full rate of duty …

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Transitional Simplified Procedures

New customs advice was announced recently for Traders / Imports to prepare and complete their own customs declarations. The new advice is called Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP).  Click here to access the relevant page on the HMRC website which explains how TSP works. TSP is one of the many ideas that have been requested / implemented by both HMRC and …

In control of our own destiny

Some time has passed since my last blog. I was away on holiday, although there appears to be little time for pausing for followers of the Brexit debate.  I came back from a week of roaming the untamed moors of North Yorkshire only to discover that a whole new ‘sort of political party’ had appeared in the middle ground of …

EORI registration

Hello, David here beating the EORI drum yet again: In a post Brexit world you will not be able to conduct trade with the EU or the Rest of the World if you do not have an EORI registration.  Customs are putting this message out almost daily now.  In case you have missed it or are yet to act, click …

Eu Exit Guide Videos

Hello, David again: More short videos have been release by government to help understanding of what will happen in a no deal Brexit.  Some are industry specific, so may affect you. David

Exports – ‘Presentation’

Hi – David here once more. Export documents raised?  What happens next… Whether you use a clearance agent or forwarder to raise export documents for you or if you get brave and try to raise your own, once the documents are raised further steps are required. The goods must be ‘presented’ to customs by notifying HMR&C that they have arrived …

Exports – Supporting Documents

Hi – David here with more on exports, Cripes. This one is simple – something customs related that is easy! Your exports will need supporting documentation.  All they have managed to say is: The relevant documents must accompany the goods to the port of exit. In practice, this means the commercial invoice and if needed, the export licence . Of …

Useful Information

Help and support is on hand from the UK government in the event that we leave the EU with no deal on 29 March 2019. The government has produced some very informative videos guiding you through the key steps for importing goods, exporting goods and changes at the UK border. Take a look…

Exports – The National Export System – ‘NES’

Hi – David here, The government has released advice on what you will need to do to satisfy export customs clearance requirements. One step of this advice is somewhat optimistically titled ‘register for the National Export System’.  The NES is the computer system used to raise export declarations to HM Revenue and Customs.  You may, of course, raise your own …

Exports – Record keeping

Hi – David here, A number of the things you will need to understand for export Customs declarations mirror some of the requirements for imports.  These were already published in earlier blogs, but are repeated now for your ease of reference.  There are four of these topics which work similarly, be it import or export: EORI registration Classification – ‘commodity …