Are you one of the 4,800 businesses in the North East that export goods to the EU? If so you need to check the following eight things to make sure you can keep exporting after Brexit.
You'll need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number starting with GB to continue exporting goods.
2. Check that your importer has an EORI number that starts with EU
Your importer will need an EU EORI number.
You'll need to get an EU EORI number if you're exporting to your own business within the EU. You can get one from the customs authority in any EU country.
3. Decide who will make the export declarations
You can hire someone to deal with customs for you, or you can do it yourself.
4. Decide if you want to export your goods using transit
You may be able to use the Common Transit Convention (CTC) to simplify how your goods pass through customs and when your importer pays customs duties.
5. Check the rate of tax and duty for your goods
Your importer will need to pay tax and duty on your goods after Brexit. This will depend on the classification of the goods.
6. Check what you need to do for the type of goods you export
There might be other things you need to do, depending on what you're exporting.
7. Find out how changes to VAT will impact you
8. Decide who will transport your goods outside of the UK
You can hire someone to transport your goods, or you can do it yourself.
If you have any questions about the above or would like further information please contact the Brexit Enquiries Line:
Imports and exports: Brexit enquiries line
Telephone: 0300 3301 331
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm