Leaving the EU means most UK businesses will see change to how they operate. There are now new arrangements and changes in law for trading with EU and non-EU countries.
Alternatively, you might consider finding information on the following issues:
- EU Settlement Scheme Employers Toolkit
- Exporting goods to the EU
- Importing goods from the EU
- Exporting services to the EU
- Transporting goods by road
- Using personal data
- European and domestic funding
There are 9 immediate actions you can take:
1. Register for a UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number
2. Decide if you want to:
- hire an agent to make import and/or export declarations for you or
- if you want to make these declarations yourself. Find out how to register for the National Export System and how to make an export declaration.
Customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations can now apply for grants to support training and IT.
3. Contact the organisation that moves your goods (for example, a haulage firm) to find out if you will need to supply additional information to them. Make sure drivers understand the documents they need at the border.
4. Make sure you are aware of the new import procedures.
5. Confirm if you need licences or certificates to bring your goods across the border.
6. Be aware of changes to the way you account for VAT on imports.
7. Check for updates on tariffs that apply to your goods, and consider using duty relief schemes.
8. Make sure you're prepared to allow any personal data flows from Europe to continue after EU exit
9. Signpost your European employees to the EU Settlement Scheme.
It is also recommended that you discuss preparations with customers and suppliers. Including responsibilities and Incoterms. You must also tell your employees about changes to passport rules.
Getting support in Cornwall
The Chamber of Commerce collates a useful list of sector-specific guidance.
Further information or support is also available from: