There are new rules for businesses from 1 January 2021.
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Keep your business moving
Last week Small Business Minister Paul Scully warned companies not to delay any longer as the Department for Business launched a series of on demand videos on subjects ranging from trade to data. Once you have registered you can view topics by issue or by sector.
The Business Support Helpline (0800 098 1098) is also available. It's a free service operating across England and it can provide information on a wide range of business issues inside and outside of Brexit, including starting up, business continuity, growth and access to finance (including support available from government). Similar services are available in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Brexit Transition - checklist
Check, Change, Go: use the Government's Transition planning tool to get your own specific checklist and targeted guidance. Access the Transition Tool here.
Get an EORI Number that starts with GB to move your goods into or out of the EU. You will not be able to move your goods into or out of the EU without an EORI number. This may take up to a week. Get an EORI number here.
Map the Movement of Goods - your inputs and outputs and ensure that you get the latest advice.
From 1 January, you will need to make declarations and may need to pay any tariffs due when bringing goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain or from countries outside of the EU. Whether you have to pay duty, and how much that duty is, will depend on where you are bringing the goods from and whether they are ‘at risk’ of onward movement to the EU.
Establish your Commodity Codes for the goods you buy and sell and check tariffs, rules, and tax and duty rates. If you bring goods in or move goods out of the UK or EU, you'll need to get the correct commodity code to put on your declaration. Be aware of any certification, labelling or chemical regulations.
Consider your Data. Make a list of all the data flows into and out of your business. If you receive personal data from the EU, you may need to take action.
Communicate with your suppliers, logistics providers and customers.
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