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2022 is already the third year since the UK officially left the Customs Union with the EU in 2019. It is also the third year since covid emerged and changed every aspect of our lives. Both Brexit and covid have disrupted trade in unprecedented ways and continue to do so. Just as people are learning to live with...READ MORE
Christmas is a busy season, especially for Santa Claus. With workshops in secret locations dotted around the globe, Santa must deliver presents (or coal) to children by a strict, non-negotiable deadline.
With no distribution center in the UK yet, Santa Claus and his team are relying on a speedy customs ...
It has almost been a year since the end of the Brexit transition period, meaning most businesses will have started settling comfortably into their new routine. However, it is important to remember that the new trading relationship between the UK and EU is still evolving and 2022 is the host of some big changes...READ MORE
When buying or selling goods across a border, it is considered good business practice to understand the rules applied on the other side of the border. This is because the decisions you make when selling the goods can have a significant influence over the decisions and responsibilities of the business...READ MORE
For businesses trading between the EU and UK, 2021 has been a year of change. The various easements introduced by HMRC with the aim to phase in the changes caused more confusion. With three months left to the year, take a look at the top 5 common mistakes made by businesses this year and read...READ MORE
When goods cross a border, customs formalities need to be completed. The trader has the option to complete the formalities themselves, or engage someone else to do this for them. Generally, traders find someone, such as a customs agent, to complete the formalities for them. In this case, the customs...READ MORE
Keep up to date with important sector news as it is announced
As the UK approaches it's first Christmas outside of the EU, HMRC have published a useful list of tips to aid Christmas shoppers and remind them of some of the changes they should anticipate this year.
An updated version of the Border Operating Model (BOM) has been published, which now reflects updated timelines for the introduction of health controls on POAO goods.
UK businesses who import or manufacture over 10 tonnes or more of plastic packaging, over a 12 month period, will need to register for the new plastic packaging tax, which begins 1st April 2022.
As part of the Autumn Budget 2021, imports of dental prostheses by registered dentists or registered dental care professionals will be exempt from VAT, applied retrospectively to 1st Jan 2021.
From the 1st January 2022, all UK businesses providing declarations on origin for exports to Vietnam will expected to transition to the EORI system.
Lord Frost has today announced that the UK's proposed "standstill period" on phased border controls in Northern Ireland will take affect from the 1st October 2021, with or without the EU's blessing.
From the 31st March 2023, HMRC will be closing CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight), requiring all businesses to declare goods through CDS (Customs Declaration Service).
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