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: 

Travelling through the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel under the Common Transit Convention (CTC) 

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


Travelling through the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel under the Common Transit Convention (CTC)

To help facilitate the flow of trade and support local traffic management plans if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, HMRC are providing temporary additional sites in Kent and Essex for goods travelling through the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel under the Common Transit Convention (CTC).

These facilities will also be available to support the processing of ATA Carnets, which give you permission to temporarily import or export goods, for example if you take sales samples to a trade show. An inland site for the processing of ATA Carnets only will also be provided near the Port of Holyhead.

Information on these sites, and when you should use them, has now been published on GOV.UK:

If you regularly import/export goods to the EU you should consider becoming an authorised consignor, to start transit movements at your premises, and/or an authorised consignee, to receive transited goods at your premises. Alternatively, you should consider finding an authorised consignor and/or consignee to manage your movements.


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

Letters on no deal Brexit advice for businesses trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-on-no-deal-brexit-advice-for-businesses-trading-with-the-eu-andor-the-rest-of-the-world

Letters on no deal Brexit advice for businesses trading with the EU

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/no-deal-brexit-advice-for-businesses-only-trading-with-the-eu

Trading with the UK as an EU business after Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trading-with-the-uk-as-an-eu-business-after-brexit

Seafood exporters: steps to export fishery products to the EU after Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/seafood-exporters-steps-to-export-fishery-products-to-the-eu-after-brexit

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

Exporting GM food and animal feed products if there is a no-deal Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exporting-gm-food-and-animal-feed-products-if-there-is-a-no-deal-brexit

How to comply with REACH chemical regulations

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-comply-with-reach-chemical-regulations

Farmers and livestock exporters: steps to export live animals to the EU after Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/farmers-and-livestock-exporters-steps-to-export-live-animals-to-the-eu-after-brexit

Chemical exporters: steps to export chemicals to the EU after Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chemical-exporters-steps-to-export-chemicals-to-the-eu-after-brexit

Farmers and food producers: steps to export meat and dairy to the EU after Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/farmers-and-food-producers-steps-to-export-meat-and-dairy-to-the-eu-after-brexit


Feedback for HMG Brexit communication products

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