We have received a Notification from the Department for International Trade (DIT) regarding preparation for Brexit Therefore, we thought it would be useful to share it with you.
Please see below:
The UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019
You are receiving this email from the Department for International Trade (DIT) because we support businesses to trade internationally.
If you are a UK business that imports and/or exports, you will need to act now to prepare for the changes that will affect your trading with Europe and the rest of the world.
Businesses are taking action and by following some simple steps, you can better prepare your business for Brexit.
You should check the latest guidance and steps:
- Receive goods from the EU
- Export or transport goods from the UK to the EU
- Provide services to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
Further information and key actions for your UK business in a no-deal Brexit:
- Check the status of the trade continuity agreement the UK has with non-EU countries to help understand how trading may change and enable you to take appropriate actions
- You must register your business for an Open General Export License (OGEL) if you export dual-use (civilian and military) items to EU countries and the Channel Islands
Further information and key actions for UK importers of goods in a no-deal Brexit:
- You may need to pay different rates of customs duty (tariffs) on imports. These temporary rates would only be in place for up to 12 months
- See what preferential trade arrangements are in place under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) to reduce or remove tariffs on your imports from certain developing countries
The Government Is holding events to help your business get ready for Brexit. You and your business can sign up to:
- Brexit Business Readiness Events to help your business get prepared for Brexit
- DIT tailored Brexit Prep Workshops for those businesses that export
- DIT Webinars on October The 8th for exporters of services and good
- HMRC Webinars for businesses involved in the movement of goods between the EU and the UK
You and your business can sign up for alerts (regular Brexit updates) and get tailored guidance for your business here. Subjects include the Article 50 process, trade negotiations, and announcements about the possible changes to trading.
We hope you found this information useful. Get detailed information and tailored guidance on Brexit by answering a few questions at gov.uk/brexit. If you can’t find the answers to your questions contact the HMRC imports and exports helpline.