Brexit Business Readiness

Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union

From January 1 2021 Trade rules change

BVAA members need to adhere to the new trade rules which came into force on 1 January 2021.

The changes will impact many areas from import tariffs and custom declarations, through to immigration rules and travelling for business.

You should find all the answers at GOV.UK/transition.

BVAA Guidelines

BVAA Brexit Guidelines
BVAA Brexit ATEX Guidelines
Brexit Update on Requirements for Assessment Bodies for PED and UKCA Marking

OPSS Product Safety Guides ATEX, Electrical, Machinery, Pressure Equipment, etc.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards. Tel: 0121 345 1201 Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.00-18.00

Electrical Equipment:
Pressure Equipment:
Simple Pressure Vessels:

Services provision in the EU
This is a topic still currently subject to negotiation in a proposed FTA with the EU, but there are likely to be some changes regardless.

Intellectual Property

Electronics & Machinery Checklist

Flow chart guides for exporting/importing goods to/from the EU 

Post Brexit Guidance

Or for further info, email:

For anything further, email:

Northern Ireland:

UK Trader Scheme – Moving Goods GB & NI

Borders & Trading
Rules of Origin guidance document:
International Fund for SMEs – Now Open
BOM The Border Operating Model:
HMRC National Clearance Hub supports border movements. This will continue to operate 24/7 through the Christmas and New Year period. Contact details are: 0300 322 7900. More info here.
HMRC Customs & International Trade Helpline. Customs declarations, Simplified customs procedures, duties and tariffs. They have scaled up capacity to handle the vast majority of operational queries. The helpline operates via 0300 322 9434 and has webchat capability via here.
HMRC Borders support for businesses that have questions around a specific consignment that is already live in transit. These queries may be more time sensitive and the borders operational teams will focus on ensuring those goods progress through clearance smoothly. The email address is
Appointing a customs intermediary
Arranging customs procedures
Simplified Declarations
Authorised Economic Operator Status
Zero-rated VAT goods
Accessing HMRC Systems

Common Transit Convention, Customs Comprehensive Guarantee or become a consignor
Common Transit Convention
Customs Comprehensive Guarantee
Authorised Consignor
Potential Duties and Customs Procedures
Duties and customs procedures
National Export System (NES)
Purchasing the right software
Accessing and Using HMRC Systems

Rules of Origin
Controlled / Dual-use Goods
Prior informed consent 

Personal Data


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