Since the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, trade between the UK and the EU has changed. This affects both import and export procedures. UK-based companies are advised act as quickly as possible to avoid supply chain disruptions and delays with your EU business partners.
The first step is to get informed on what you need to do to ensure that you are ready to continue trade with your partners in the EU after Brexit.
Since January 1, 2021, you need to submit export and import declarations for trade with the EU. Depending on the nature of your goods and the amount of exports and imports you have to handle, these processes may be difficult and time-consuming. Therefore, you will have to decide on how to manage your customs processing.
Manage your customs declarations yourself.
Let your freight forwarder take care of your customs declarations.
If you decide on handling your export processes yourself for trade with the EU, there are several initial steps to be considered. For example, you need to apply for an EORI number, find out the commodity codes of your goods, investigate if licence requirements apply, and register for NES, and for access to CHIEF.
Interested in more information? See our 7-step guide on how to export from the UK after Brexit
As with export filing, you can also choose to handle your import declarations yourself for trade with the EU. If you are new to this, AEB's step-by-step guide will help you get started with self-filing for a standard import procedure. You will learn which preparatory steps are required, e.g. where to apply for an EORI number or how to deal with import VAT.
Find out more in our 9-step guide on how to import goods into the UK after Brexit
The transition period has ended and it is high time to ramp up your knowledge about Brexit and customs handling for trade with the EU. To help you navigate the maze of information, AEB has summarized the most important aspects in small learning modules providing you with a concise overview of what to consider.
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AEB provides a perfect opportunity for you to manage your own customs processes for trade with the EU. AEB's easy-to-use software allows users with little to no experience to submit export declarations to customs.
AEB's Export Filing: CHIEF is the perfect solution to manage your UK export declarations and processes with an easy interface, whether you rely on manual data entry or the software is integrated into your existing systems.
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