This bulletin provides an overview of the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders from across UK Government.

As intermediaries and trade bodies who work with UK businesses, the role that you can play in helping the UK Government reach out to businesses and individuals is crucial.

As well as using this bulletin for your own contingency planning, you can help us reach your clients, customers and members prepare by forwarding this email on or sharing the content via existing channels.

For more information, go to GOV.UK/EUEXIT.

Contents of this update:

HMRC adds a further £10 million to boost customs expertise

Government products to help businesses get ready for Brexit

HMRC Helpline

Nationwide government events launched to help businesses get ready for Brexit

EU based business trading goods to or via the UK

Recent Guidance and Announcements


HMRC adds a further £10 million to boost customs expertise

HMRC has announced that it will provide a further £10 million in grants for customs agents and intermediaries to build capacity in managing customs declarations.  The further £10 million in grants is open to businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK, that currently complete customs declarations for importers and exporters

Further details are available here


Government products to help businesses get ready for Brexit

Attached is a list of Products available to help Traders and Hauliers prepare for a no deal Brexit. Please make your members and stakeholders aware of these products.


HMRC Helpline

On Monday 16 September, HMRC launched the EU Exit Import and Export Trader Helpline for traders and hauliers importing from / exporting to the EU after October 31.

The helpline number is 0300 3301 331. Lines will be open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Please make your members and stakeholders aware of this support line.


Nationwide government events launched to help businesses get ready for Brexit

Local businesses across the UK will receive tailored advice and support on preparing for Brexit on 31 October, as part of a series of nationwide events led by government.  The free events will combine a keynote address from senior government officials, advice stands and in-depth sessions to give businesses the information they need to get ready for Brexit

  • New Brexit Business Readiness Events Roadshow gets underway as part of the ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign
  • Advisors from all relevant government departments will be at each event to provide practical advice and support to local businesses
  • Over 30 events spanning the UK will run for five weeks

For all venue locations (which we are continuing to update) and further details, please register here https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/BrexitBusinessReadinessEvents

We would really appreciate your support in sharing this website with your members.


EU based business trading goods to or via the UK

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, businesses must have the correct documents in place to enable goods to pass through controls at the UK and EU borders.

Border Delivery Group has arranged a series of webinars for EU businesses to provide clarity on what will be required to trade goods across the border.

Webinars include information on customs procedures at the border with relevant sector-specific content and a Q&A session.  Each webinar is for a duration of 90 minutes.

How to register for the webinars:  The link below will take you through to an Eventbrite page which provides details of upcoming webinars. Please select the appropriate webinar for your sector and register to confirm your attendance.  Please note   Further dates will be released in due course.

Access to supporting material and the facility to submit questions in advance of the webinar will be provided to all registered participants.

Link to Eventbrite & further details:   borderdeliverygroup.eventbrite.com


Recent Guidance and Announcements

Trading CITES-listed specimens through UK ports and airports if there’s a no-deal Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trading-cites-listed-species-through-uk-ports-and-airports-after-brexit

Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/grants-for-businesses-that-complete-customs-declarations

Exporting active substance manufactured in the UK in a no-deal Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exporting-active-substance-manufacturer-in-the-uk-if-we-leave-the-eu-without-a-deal

Using customs procedures in a no-deal Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/customs-procedures-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal                                                                                            


Feedback for HMG Brexit communication products

If you would like to provide any feedback on HMG Brexit communication products please contact us on

secretariatmailbox.borderplanninggroup@hmrc.gov.uk