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The UK has now left the EU single market and customs union.  The end of the transition period has affected everyone and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and the British Chambers of Commerce continue to help businesses plan for the future.  We are your point of contact for transition related queries and can advise, provide extensive training and supply the correct documentation.

On the 24th December 2020, the UK and EU negotiators reached an “agreement in principle” on the test of a new trade and co-operation agreement, to govern their relations now that the UK has left the EU. The provisional application of this agreement went live on 1st January 2021, following ratification by the EU and UK.  The British Chambers of Commerce have produced an analysis of this agreement, which summarises the key points from a business perspective. Read this here


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Previous webinars

Post EU Transition – Belgium perspective on Customs and Excise Procedures.  Together with Flanders Investment and Trade we invited Belgium Customs Specialist, Mr Werner Rens – Director General Advisory at Customs and Excise at the Ministry of Finance Belgium, to give us an overview on what the end of the transition period will mean for those companies trading with the EU/ Belgium. This event focused on the Belgian perspective regarding the customs and excise procedures that will come in force from the first of January 2021, giving more clarity to UK and EU companies that are trading with each other.
Post EU Transition – Export Documentation Update. The main focus of this webinar was to bring clarity regarding the changes in the Export Documentation field, touching some of the most important ones like: Certificates of Origin Preferential Movement Certificates (EUR1, ATR) Passports for goods – ATA Carnets



Post EU Transition – Focusing on Customs Special Procedures.  This webinar looked at the latest updates regarding new borders control arrangements and what trading businesses need to do to ensure compliance. The main focus was on the Special Customs Procedures, touching some of the most important ones like: Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP), Inward/Outward Processing Relief (IPR/OPR), Customs Warehousing and others.

Post EU Transition – Standards, Product Conformity.  What will happen in relation to product standards and conformity post-EU transition? From 1st January 2021 the UK regulatory and trade policies will be autonomous. During this webinar we were provided with an overview of the changes to the standards framework and detailed information on how to ensure your products comply to the new conformity regulations moving into 2021.
Post EU Transition – UK Border Controls & Customs Procedures.  Once the Transition Period ends on the 31st December 2020, a new era of customs and checks on goods moving between the UK and EU countries will be ushered in.  This webinar looked at these new borders control arrangements and what trading businesses need to do to ensure compliance.



Businesses that import and export goods Travelling to the EU Staying in the EU if you’re an EU citizen Continue living and working in the EU
From 1 January 2021 the process for importing and exporting goods will change. Find out what you need to do to continue to: From January 1st 2021 there will be new rules Check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family are from the EU, or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. Living and working in an EU country depends on the rules in that country. You may need to check you’re covered for healthcare, register or apply for residency and check the rules regarding driving licences. 
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BCC’s resource page which is regularly updated with useful content for businesses including FAQs on recent UK Government support measures Import, export and customs for businesses There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements





Keep updated with all the latest information from the Department of International Trade ChamberCustoms is the new brokerage service run by the Chambers of Commerce The UK’s departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector


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