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HMRC hints at plans for an electronic border with the EU

08 July 2020

Details are emerging of a new electronic customs system to record imports of goods between the UK and the EU and between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK after the end of the Brexit transition period. How will it work, and will it be ready on time?

Clarity at last over post-Brexit imports of goods from the EU
Brad Ashton

18 June 2020

The Government has provided information on border controls and customs procedures that will be applied to goods imported into Great Britain from the EU with effect from 1 January 2021.

VAT and customs duty: Make sure your supply chain is Coronavirus and Brexit proof

02 June 2020

Many businesses have had to put Brexit on the back burner while they fight the global economic crisis brought on by coronavirus. With less than seven months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU’s VAT and customs systems, cross border traders should start reviewing their contracts and ‘Incoterms’, especially if the current crisis has, or will lead to, changes in their usual supply chains.

Import VAT and duty freeze on medical supplies and emergency export controls on PPE

15 April 2020

Two welcome announcements from HMRC help support our frontline workers get vital supplies.

Government statement fails to calm fears of a hard Brexit for customs

04 March 2020

The Government has revealed ambitious, perhaps over ambitious, plans for a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU to be in place by the end of this year. It is very clear on the outcome if negotiations don’t go to plan.

Hard customs border adds to Brexit pain for UK importers

18 February 2020

The removal of Brexit contingency plans for customs and VAT promised in 2019 will make an already difficult situation even worse for businesses. Disruption to supply chains seems inevitable, and the removal of postponed accounting and/or transitional simplified procedures will make an already difficult situation even worse for businesses.

Government consults on new customs tariff for post-Brexit era

12 February 2020

The Department for International Trade has launched a public consultation on its proposals for a new UK customs tariff, to be implemented at the end of the Brexit transition period. The closing date for comments is 5 March 2020 and we can expect an announcement on the UK’s new tariff shortly thereafter. Businesses should take note.

Brexit bill brings more uncertainty for VAT and customs duty

24 January 2020

The new European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill changes the Brexit picture for VAT and customs duty yet again. Businesses should keep up preparations for a departure on 31 December 2020.

The Withdrawal Agreement; what do we know?

22 October 2019

We look ahead to what the post-transition arrangements will look like, if and when Great Britain leaves the VAT Union and the UK (including Northern Ireland) leaves the EU Customs Union.

VAT, customs duty and trade in a no-deal Brexit

19 October 2019

Explore the immediate tax issues relating to VAT, customs duty and trade that an organisation can recognise in the event of a no-deal Brexit, and our advice on how to prepare for this outcome.

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