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Rules of origin for trading with the EU: A guide for SMEs

Rules of origin for trading with the EU: A guide for SMEs

The government has produced guidance for businesses on rules of origin, which determine the economic nationality of goods under a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  It’s important for businesses to understand the guidance on rules of origin because the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) means businesses can trade with the EU without paying tariffs – but only if…
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Rules of Origin for trading with the EU

Rules of Origin for trading with the EU

The government has produced guidance for businesses on Rules of Origin, which determine the economic nationality of a good under a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  Businesses need to know about them because the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) means they can trade with the EU without paying tariffs – but only if their product meets the relevant Rules…
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New video explainers on doing business with Europe

New video explainers on doing business with Europe

The government has launched a series of new, on demand videos to help businesses familiarise themselves with the new rules and the actions they should take. Businesses can find out more about 18 topics, including importing and exporting, trade, data, and audit and accounting. Here’s a list of the topics covered in the videos: Businesses…
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Six key actions for businesses to take

Six key actions for businesses to take

As the UK has now left the EU, Business Minister Paul Scully has set out six key actions businesses must take to ensure they avoid potential disruption to their operations. Business Minister Paul Scully said: “The UK is finally out of the EU single market and customs union, and business is changing. “Many businesses have…
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The GB/EU border – business case studies

The GB/EU border – business case studies

Following the signing of the UK-EU free trade agreement, there are new rules for businesses that came into force on 1 January 2021, including rules affecting businesses that import and export goods. Government has produced a suite of case studies which illustrate a range of scenarios, ranging from a company that is moving mechanical goods…
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The transition period has ended and new rules are here.

The transition period has ended and new rules are here.

The transition period has ended and the UK has left the EU customs union and single market and now enjoys a zero tariffs, zero quotas relationship with the EU as an independent trading nation. Act now to keep your business moving Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules…
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Changes to customs declarations

Changes to customs declarations

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has written to businesses with guidance on changes to customs declarations after 31 December. Here’s the advice that he shared with businesses: If you buy goods for your business from EU countries and bring them into the UK, or if you sell goods to customers in EU countries, you will need…
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