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:

Brexit Import Export helpline

Brexit preparedness workshops for businesses that export

HMRC webinars to help customers get ready for Brexit

Nationwide government events launched to help businesses get ready for Brexit

EU based business trading goods to or via the UK

Local business readiness events

Recent Guidance and Announcements


Brexit Import Export helpline

To get information about importing and exporting goods after Brexit.

Call the helpline to find out about:

  • customs declarations and procedures
  • duties and tariffs
  • importing and exporting different goods
  • transporting goods to and from the EU
  • product safety regulations

Imports and exports: Brexit enquiries

Telephone: 0300 3301 331
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Please make your members and stakeholders aware of this support line.


Brexit preparedness workshops for businesses that export

Businesses will leave these workshops with a personalised action plan for Brexit preparedness. The workshops will provide advice on:

  • impact to supply chains
  • changes to regulations and contracts
  • where to find tariff information
  • what businesses might need to speak to customers and employees about

Find your nearest event and sign up: please note that locations are still being added.

Businesses will leave these workshops with a personalised action plan for Brexit preparedness. The workshops will provide advice on:

  • impact to supply chains
  • changes to regulations and contracts
  • where to find tariff information
  • what businesses might need to speak to customers and employees about

Find your nearest event and sign up: please note that locations are still being added.


HMRC webinars to help customers get ready for Brexit

HMRC is running Get Ready for Brexit webinars during October, which provide an overview of everything UK businesses involved in the movement of goods between the EU and the UK need to know to keep goods moving after 31 October.

Sign up for one of the webinars at Get Ready for Brexit.

For those unable to make any of the sessions, the webinar has been recorded on GOV.UK.


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


Local business readiness events

The Department for Business is holding a series of free face-to-face Business Readiness Events across the UK, to help businesses find out what actions they need to take to prepare for Brexit. The events include support and advice stands, with in-depth sessions led by subject matter experts from across government, including Defra, HMRC, Home Office and DCMS.

You will find out more about a range of issues, including:

  • the importing and exporting of goods and services
  • transferring data
  • employing EU citizens

Sign up to the events through the Brexit Business Readiness Events website.


Recent Guidance and Announcements

Individuals travelling with goods between the UK and EU

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmrc-brexit-communications-resources

Help and support for traders getting ready for Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-for-traders-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal

HMRC live webinars for Imports/Exports

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/6556129852233668609?source=Sep-HMRC-DCS-EU-1

Identify livestock for export to the EU in a no-deal Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/identify-livestock-for-export-to-the-eu-in-a-no-deal-brexit

Leaving the EU: advice for EU businesses

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leaving-the-eu-advice-for-eu-businesses

Export fish after a no-deal Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exporting-and-importing-fish-if-theres-no-brexit-deal

Portbase. Get Ready for Brexit Guidance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUedb6mU4Sk#action=share

https://www.getreadyforbrexit.eu/en/at-the-uk-border/ .


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