The UK will leave the EU on 31 January 2020. If you trade goods or services with the EU you’ll need to get ready for Brexit.
Find out what steps you need to take if you export goods to the EU
Make sure your business has an EORI number that starts with GB
- Firstly, you’ll need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number starting with GB to continue exporting goods.
- Get an EORI number
Check your importer has an EU EORI number
Your importer will need an EU EORI number.
You’ll need to get an EU EORI number if you’re exporting to your own business within the EU. You can get one from the customs authority in any EU country.
Decide who will make the export declarations
Decide if you want to export your goods using transit
- You may be able to use CTC to simplify how your goods pass through customs.
- Find out if you can use CTC
Check tax and duty rates for your good
- Depending on the classification of your goods, your importer will need to pay tax and duty rates after Brexit.
Check what you need to do for the types of goods you export
- Do you need an export license?
- Rules for exporting alcohol, tobacco and certain oils
- Rules for exporting controlled goods like firearms
How will changes to VAT affect you?
- Find out how you’ll claim VAT refunds from EU countries
- Find out how you’ll pay VAT if you sell digital services to EU customers
Decide who will transport your goods outside the UK
- You can hire someone to transport your goods or you can do it yourself
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