The UK is leaving the EU single market and customs union. Businesses will see changes from 1st January 2021. With just 80 days left of the transition period have you prepared?
Businesses that import and export goods
From 1st January 2021 the process for importing and exporting goods will change. If you receive goods via post a declaration on a Single Administrative Document may be required.
All goods arriving in the United Kingdom by post from any country outside the EU must be declared. In most cases this means the sender making a Customs declaration on a form which is attached to the package. However certain goods must be declared on a SAD.
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The process for exporting goods to the EU will also change. If you send items via post to any country outside UK and EU, including the Special Territories, you must complete and affix a customs declaration (CN22, CN23 or a Parcelforce Worldwide Despatch Pack incorporating the CN23) which you can obtain from the Post Office. Any necessary preference certificate or licence should be attached to the outside of the package and clearly identified before handing it over for post.
You do not need a customs declaration for packages sent to a country within the EU.
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Find out how to declare goods from 1 January 2021
From 1 January 2021, you’ll need to make customs declarations when exporting goods to the EU. These rules currently apply to exporting goods to the rest of the world, including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Will you need a EORI number?
From the 1st January 2021 you will need an EORI number starting with GB to export goods.
For further advice contact AJR & Co Ltd