The UK is now leaving the EU single market and customs union. The end of the transition period will affect everyone and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and the British Chambers of Commerce are helping businesses to consider how they can plan for the future. We want to make sure that all of our members and customers are prepared – we are your point of contact for transition related queries and we can advise, provide extensive training and supply the correct documentation.
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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP has written a letter to all businesses moving goods between the United Kingdom and the European Union and between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, urging them to contact their local Chamber of Commerce for guidance.
The letter sets out how businesses should prepare for the new trading relationship with the EU following the end of the transition period. The letter ties in with the Government’s recently launched Check, Change, Go campaign and highlights practical steps businesses need to take to prepare for the coming changes.
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 one-hour webinar “Post EU Transition – UK Border Controls & Customs Procedures” which was broadcast on October 3rd, looked at these new borders control arrangements and what trading businesses need to do to ensure compliance.
There are a number of actions that you can take now, which do not depend on negotiations.
|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:||You can continue to travel to the EU as usual during the transition period.
From Jan 1st 2020 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.|
|Import goods from the EU /
Export goods from the EU
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Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. With an implementation period until December 2020, this would give businesses stability, certainty and time to prepare for our new relationship after EU Exit. However, the Government must plan for every possible outcome including no deal. Without a deal, businesses may need to take action.
To help businesses consider the changes they may have to make, the British Chambers of Commerce have created a special checklist, focused around undertaking a Brexit health check, which BCC says could yield real dividends in future and also a No-Deal Guidance Dashboard.
BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
INFORMATION FOR IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS
|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|
|CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE
POST-TRANSITION BREXIT CHECKLIST
|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|
|CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
For more information and guidance please call us on (01753) 870 560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org