Brexit Business Readiness

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

www.gov.uk/government/publications/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

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/product-safety-and-metrology-from-1-january-2021-great-britain

ATEX: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/935730/Guide-to-atex-regulations-2016.pdf
Electrical Equipment: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/936348/Guide-to-electrical-equipment-regulations-2016.pdf
EMC: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/935732/Guide-to-emc-regulations-2016.pdf
Machinery: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/936090/Guide-to-machinery-regulations-2008.pdf
Pressure Equipment: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/935739/Guide-to-pressure-equipment-regulations-2016.pdf
Simple Pressure Vessels: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/936096/Guide-to-simple-pressure-vessels-regulations-2016.pdf

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.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/providing-services-to-any-country-in-the-eu-iceland-liechtenstein-norway-or-switzerland-after-eu-exit  
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/providing-services-to-eea-and-efta-countries-after-eu-exit

Intellectual Property

Electronics & Machinery Checklist

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

Post Brexit Guidance

Or for further info, email: classification.enquiries@hmrc.gov.uk

For anything further, email: tariffsuspensions@trade.gov.uk

Northern Ireland:

UK Trader Scheme – Moving Goods GB & NI
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trader-support-service
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/moving-goods-into-out-of-or-through-northern-ireland-from-1-january-2021
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukni-marking-from-1-january-2021

Borders & Trading
Rules of Origin guidance document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rules-of-origin-for-goods-moving-between-the-uk-and-eu-from-1-january-2021
International Fund for SMEs – Now Open
BOM The Border Operating Model: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/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 GOV.uk: 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 atacarnetunit@hmrc.gov.uk
 
EORI
https://www.gov.uk/eori
 
INCOTERMS
https://iccwbo.org/resources-for-business/incoterms-rules/
 
Appointing a customs intermediary
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/appoint-someone-to-deal-with-customs-on-your-behalf
 
Arranging customs procedures
Simplified Declarations
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-simplified-declarations-for-exports#types-of-declarations
Authorised Economic Operator Status
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/authorised-economic-operator-certification
 
Zero-rated VAT goods
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-on-goods-exported-from-the-uk-notice-703?step-by-step-nav=1faad9b3-e5ef-47f6-a3ba-4715e7e4f263
 
Accessing HMRC Systems
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/customs-declarations-for-goods-taken-out-of-the-eu?step-by-step-nav=1faad9b3-e5ef-47f6-a3ba-4715e7e4f263

Common Transit Convention, Customs Comprehensive Guarantee or become a consignor
Common Transit Convention

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-can-use-transit-to-move-goods-to-the-eu-and-common-transit-countries
 
Customs Comprehensive Guarantee
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-customs-comprehensive-guarantee-to-cover-customs-debts
 
Authorised Consignor
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-to-be-an-authorised-consignor-or-consignee
 
Potential Duties and Customs Procedures
Duties and customs procedures
https://www.gov.uk/check-duties-customs-exporting
 
National Export System (NES)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-declarations-and-the-national-export-system-export-procedures
 
Purchasing the right software
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/import-and-export-request-for-chief-access-c1800
Accessing and Using HMRC Systems
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-declarations-and-the-national-export-system-export-procedures

CHIEF Badge
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/import-and-export-request-for-chief-access-c1800
 
Rules of Origin
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-828-tariff-preferences-rules-of-origin-for-various-countries/notice-828-tariff-preferences-rules-of-origin-for-various-countries
 
Controlled / Dual-use Goods
SPIRE: https://www.spire.trade.gov.uk/spire/fox/espire/LOGIN/login
OGEL: https://www.ecochecker.trade.gov.uk/spirefox5live/fox/spire/OGEL_GOODS_CHECKER_LANDING_PAGE/new
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exporting-controlled-goods-after-eu-exit
 
SECTOR SPECIFIC
 
Chemicals
Chemicals
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-comply-with-reach-chemical-regulations 
Prior informed consent 
https://www.hse.gov.uk/pic/ 
 
   
Other

Personal Data
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-at-the-end-of-the-transition-period/
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-personal-data-in-your-business-or-other-organisation-after-the-transition-period

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

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