Ending of the Brexit transition period

Ending of the Brexit Transition Period

The 31st of December 2020 marked the ending of the Brexit transition period and, as a result, there are some actions you need to take now

Changes have now come into effect for businesses that trade goods with Europe or represent businesses who do.  There are a number of HMRC webinars available to help you with ending of the Brexit Transition Period.

The free trade agreement announced on 24 December is the first that the EU has ever reached based on zero tariffs and zero quotas.

Webinars available to assist with the ending of the Brexit transition period

By registering for the webinars below, or watching the videos on HMRC’s YouTube channel you can familiarise yourself with the new customs processes and what you need to do before you trade goods with the EU.

The trader checklist is also still available on GOV‌‌‌‌.UK to help you ensure you’re familiar with the new rules that affect you.

Webinars to register for now:

Exporting: Actions you need to take now: An overview of the actions you need to take now before you export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Key processes include – staged border controls, zero-rated VAT, customs declaration, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates, and authorisations.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to export.

Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary: You now need to complete import or export declarations to trade goods with the EU. These are complex and a lot of businesses choose to use an intermediary to do these for them.

This webinar explains your responsibilities as a trader if you choose to use an intermediary.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import or export.

What are customs import declarations?: If you import goods, you now need to make customs import declarations on controlled goods and all goods by the end of June. This webinar will help you understand what they are in more detail. This includes what is needed for simplified declarations, supplementary declarations, how to make them, and delayed import declarations.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

Importing: Staged controls and how to prepare to use them: This webinar will walk you through the three stages of the new border controls introduced on 1‌‌ ‌January‌‌ ‌2021, and what actions you need to take for each stage.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

Protect yourself from scams

Stay vigilant about scams, which may mimic government messages as a way of appearing authentic. Search ‘scams’ on GOV‌‌‌‌‌‌.UK for information on how to recognise genuine HMRC contact. You can also forward suspicious emails claiming to be from HMRC to phishing@hmrc.gov.uk and texts to 60599.

Access the National Cyber Security Centre’s new guide on how to stay secure online and protect yourself or your business against cyber crime by searching ‘Cyber Aware’ on GOV‌‌‌‌.UK.