Business Bulletin - Brexit: New rules are here - 22 March 2021

Please see the latest Business Readiness updates below.


Moving goods
NEW: Things to consider when you appoint a customs intermediary: A new resource has been produced covering things that you need to consider when appointing a customs intermediary. To view this, and other useful resources, click here.

UPDATED: Starting and ending transit movements in Northern Ireland using common and Union transit: Guidance has been updated with information about what to do from 5 April 2021 when moving goods using transit in Northern Ireland. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU:  Guidance has been updated with attachments being amended to show the final date that traders can use the deferred declaration scheme, including submitting supplementary declarations up to 175 days after the goods have been imported. This has been changed from 20 June 2021 to 31 December 2021. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Delaying declaration for EU goods brought into Great Britain:  Guidance has been updated to reflect the following information: The final date that you can use the deferred declaration scheme, including submitting supplementary declarations up to 175 days after the goods have been imported, has been changed from 30 June 2021 to 31 December 2021. The date when you will need to submit safety and security declarations for imports into Great Britain from some countries has also changed, from 1 July 2021 to 1 January 2022. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Moving goods through the Port of Holyhead: Information about the Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service (used when moving goods with an ATA Carnet, Office of Departure or Office of Destination). For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Declaring reusable packaging for GB imports and exports: Guidance on reusable packaging declarations processes has been updated to include the email address that quarterly addresses need to be sent to. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: List of customs agents and fast parcel operators: The list of agents and operators who can help submit customs declarations, has been updated. For more information, click here.

Northern Ireland
UPDATED: Check if you can declare goods you bring into Northern Ireland not ‘at risk’ of moving to the EU: Guidance has been updated for declaring goods not ‘at risk’ in the Customs Declaration service and making a customs declaration in CHIEF for goods entering Norther Ireland from outside the UK and EU. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Using CHIEF for declaring goods into or out of Northern Ireland: Guidance to help you find out when you will still be able to use CHEIF for declaring goods into or out of NI has been updated with new information about how to make a declaration for your goods in CHIEF into and out of NI, and how to apply for authorisation to declare goods not ‘at risk’. For more information, click here.

Business Information
UPDATED: Registering and renewing .eu domain names in the UK: Guidance has been updated for what to do if you don’t meet the eligibility criteria to register and renew a .eu domain name. For more information, click here.

Video content to keep your business moving: short on-demand videos covering the new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring are available to view here.

Sector-specific guidance
Life Sciences
UPDATED: List of approved countries for authorised human medicines: Guidance has been updated with information about acceptance of batch testing from EEA countries, which will be reviewed before 31 December 2022. New information has also been added to the guidance to explain that we will introduce a two-year notice period of any changes to the current position of continued recognition of EU batch testing and conduct a comprehensive review of the future batch testing strategy for the UK. This change is to allow the sector to continue to focus on the pandemic, and to protect the supply of medicines to UK patients. For more information, click here.

NEW: Joint labelling for veterinary medicines for use in the UK and Ireland:  Guidance has been published for the veterinary pharmaceutical industry on how to apply for and maintain a joint-label for use on veterinary medicines placed on the market in the UK and Ireland. For more information, click here.

SME Brexit Support Fund
The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

Find out more information on eligibility for the fund and apply online.

Applications will close on 30 June 2021 or earlier, if all funding is allocated before this date.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

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