08 September 2020
Press reports suggest that the Government’s Internal Market Bill, due to be published tomorrow, may significantly diverge from the customs border arrangements it agreed with the EU in the Northern Ireland Protocol. If so, Northern Ireland businesses could be pushed into a position of even greater uncertainty as Brexit looms.
06 August 2020
Brexit is a disruptor. Whether its impacting today’s operations and decision making, or future trade or investment, Brexit is disrupting businesses today; but are you ready?
18 July 2020
The UK government announced last month that it will not be seeking an extension to the current transition period, meaning that barring a significant change in the parties' current negotiating position, the UK will leave the EU’s single market and customs union on 31 December 2020.
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?
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.
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.
15 April 2020
Two welcome announcements from HMRC help support our frontline workers get vital supplies.
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.
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.
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.