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Changes to customs declarations

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Created by North East Growth Hub (North East Growth Hub), 24th December 2020

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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 to make customs declarations for your goods from 1 January 2021.

If you plan to trade with businesses in EU countries from 1 January 2021, you need to take these actions now:

  • Check what customs declarations you need to make: From 1 January 2021, you must make declarations for all goods you import and export – you will need to follow the same process as used for trade with the rest of the world. If you import goods that are not controlled, you may be able to delay making import declarations for up to six months.

 

When you make customs declarations, you will need to accurately record where goods have come from. If you do not provide the correct information, you may be charged the wrong amount of tax or duty and you may have to pay a penalty.

For businesses moving goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain there is support available to help:

Find more advice and guidance for businesses in our Brexit Transition toolkit.

 

Find out more about preparing your business for EU Exit

visit ourBrexit Transition Toolkit

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