New procedures and requirements
Even if you’re not moving goods directly you may still be exposed to import and export problems via your supply chain.
Ensure you can navigate new rules, tariffs and VAT requirements and check with your suppliers to ensure readiness and manage your risk.
Our customs experts are available to answer your questions.
Prioritise these areas in your Brexit planning...
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, EU suppliers moving goods into the UK may need to register for VAT in the UK.
UK suppliers importing goods into EU post Brexit will likely need to register for VAT in the member state of importation. There may also be requirements to appoint a local fiscal representative.
Brexit may lead to tariffs between the UK and EU and change UK access to international markets.
The UK government has released a temporary trade tariff for at least 12 months following a no-deal Brexit to minimise the impact on imports, but those exporting may face significant new barriers to trade.
As the UK leaves the EU, organisations will need to comply with new rules and have the appropriate shipping documents to clear goods.
For detailed guidance on the VAT and customs implications of no deal, download our guide for importers and exporters.
Five things you can do now
Review possible tariffs
The UK has published the temporary tariff schedules it will enforce if the UK leaves without a deal. These will apply to imports into the UK and may create opportunities for organisations importing from outside the EU and countries without existing Free Trade Agreements.
You should also explore the possible tariff barriers you will face exporting to international markets.
Make sure your paperwork is in order
To avoid delays and ensure goods can be cleared, make sure you have all you need to complete export customs declarations and have the appropriate shipping documents as proof of the export or appoint a customs agent to assist.
Prepare for VAT changes
- – Ensure you have necessary VAT registrations in place
- – Understand exposure to Import VAT costs on exports to Europe
- – Update processes to handle new rules on Import VAT payments
HMRC has introduced new Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for customs, to make importing easier for the initial period after the UK leaves the EU should there be ‘no-deal’.
The new procedures reduce the amount of information that importers need to provide in an import declaration when the goods arrive in the UK.
Utilise government support
Government grants are available to help you complete customs declarations. You can get funding for training, IT improvements or recruitment.