UK no-deal Brexit preparedness

24 September 2019

Various no-deal Brexit preparedness guidance

Brexit is coming closer and it’s to date less than 40 days counting till 31st of October. In this Brexit update, we like to share publications from the UK Government where they present various no-deal Brexit preparedness guidance.

How can you prepare?

For the logistic market and entrepreneurs who are importing or exporting goods from and to the UK we realize that making Brexit preparations is relevant, yet not always practical. This is due to the fact that current events do not always let us plan to the fullest. These are the insecure situations businesses are facing today. If we read English press it informs us that UK is preparing for a no-deal Brexit.

In this Brexit update, we like to share publications from the UK Government where they present various no-deal Brexit preparedness guidance.

Moving goods through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel using common transit

The page describes alternative offices of destination or departure when moving goods under Common Transit Convention through the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel in a no-deal Brexit. Read here.

Moving goods through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel with an ATA Carnet

The Port of Dover and Eurotunnel cannot process ATA Carnets, so find here where to go when moving goods with an ATA Carnet in a no-deal Brexit. Read here.

Moving goods through the Port of Holyhead with an ATA Carnet

The Port of Holyhead cannot process ATA Carnets, so you’ll need to go to Roadking Truckstop when moving goods with an ATA Carnet in a no-deal Brexit. Read here.

Claim VAT refunds from EU countries after Brexit

Find out how to claim VAT refunds from EU member states after Brexit. You will not be able to use HMRC’s VAT online services to claim a VAT refund from an EU member state after 5pm on 31 October 2019. You’ll still be able to view your previous claims. Read here.

Complete your VAT Return to account for import VAT in a no-deal Brexit

If your business is registered for VAT in the UK and you’ve chosen to account for import VAT on your VAT Return in a no-deal Brexit, you need to complete your VAT Return. Read here.

Flowcharts for export in specific markets

The UK Government also published several flowcharts outlining the step-by-step processes for different markets. Importers and exporters of animals and animal products are being urged to prepare for Brexit on 31 October, as these will be subject to new requirements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. This would include foodstuffs ranging from cuts of meat to cheese, as well as fish and fishery products. The rules would also apply to the import and export of live animals and other consignments such as germplasm and animal by-products. You also need to take new steps for chemicals to the EU and this applies for wild-caught marine fishery products to the EU.

Please check out the current flowcharts for your type of industry.

More info

Our Brexit team of experts is happy to assist you with any query you may come across regarding customs and/or related issues when you are moving goods from and to the UK. In our role as knowledge partner, we find it our duty to share knowledge that empowers businesses in their handling and operations towards Brexit, no matter what deal the outcome is.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/brexit

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Etienne Mulders