Since January 1, 2021, the UK is no longer part of the EU Customs Union and is regarded as a third country for trade with the EU. A new “Trade and Cooperation Agreement” (TCA) has been negotiated to govern relations between the EU and the UK from now on. The TCA includes facilitations and agreements to cooperate in many areas including trade in goods and services. However, customs formalities such as import and export declarations and customs checks now apply to all goods being moved between the EU and the UK.
AEB has summarized the most important information in small learning modules providing you with a concise overview of Brexit history and the current timeline, basics about importing and exporting after Brexit, and video tutorials explaining how easy it is to handle exports with software from AEB.
Timeline to customs after Brexit
Export customs declarations and UK exit Safety and Security declarations will be required for all goods.
Basic import customs requirements will apply to all standard goods. Standard import customs declarations are required for all controlled goods and excise goods. VAT must be accounted and paid for.
Important to note:
1 Goods vehicle movement service (GVMS) I 2 Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP) I 3 Border Control Post (BCP) I 4 Products of animal origin (POAO) I 5 Certain animal by-products (ABP) | 6 High-Risk Food Not Of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) | 7 Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS)
Sources of content: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/925140/BordersOpModel.pdf and https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2021-03-11/hlws833
A new “Trade and Cooperation Agreement” (TCA) is now in place. Learn about its regulations and implications for export and import formalities.
Watch Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) tutorial for an introduction to exporting.
Watch Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) tutorial for an introduction to importing.
There are three ways to handle your customs declarations and processes now that the UK has left the EU Customs Union. Get help making the decision from Mark Brannan, Director Broker Integration at AEB.
It’s essential to know the commodity code of the goods you wish to export or import when making customs declarations. Iqubal Pannu, Senior Solutions Consultant at AEB, explains how you can find them.
Get to know in detail how export declarations are processed in Export Filing: CHIEF using the easy and advanced mode.
Get to know the complete customs process in Export Filing: CHIEF with a focus on the different status, customs messages, and customs documents.