Get your business ready to export from the UK to the EU after Brexit

What you need to do now to make sure you’re able to send goods from the UK to the EU after Brexit. What you need to do is different if you move goods from Northern Ireland to Ireland, or if you import goods or transport goods into the UK.

1. Make sure your business has an EORI number that starts with GB

You'll need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number starting with GB to continue exporting goods.

Get an EORI number

And check your importer has an EU EORI number

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.

2. Decide who will make the export declarations

You can hire someone to deal with customs for you, or you can do it yourself.

Find out how to hire someone to make customs declarations for you

Find out how to make customs declarations yourself

And 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.

Find out if you can use the CTC

3. 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.

4. 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.

Check if the rules about licences and certificates for your type of goods will change

Check the rules for exporting alcohol, tobacco and certain oils

Check the rules for exporting controlled goods like firearms

Check the labelling and marketing standards for exporting food, plant seeds and manufactured goods

5. Find out how changes to VAT will affect you

Find out how you'll claim VAT refunds from EU countries

Find out how you'll pay VAT if you sell digital services to EU customers

6. Decide who will transport your goods outside the UK

You can hire someone to transport your goods, or you can do it yourself.

Find out how to transport goods outside the UK yourself

7. Get help and support

Get more information about importing and exporting goods after Brexit

Get general help and support for your business

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This article intends to give only a general informative picture and should not, in any case, be taken as a rule. It is strongly recommended to seek a full and professional guidance specifically for your circumstances before making any decisions.


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