Brexit

The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020 and entered into a transition period which ended on 31st December 2020. A last minute Trade Agreement was reached between the UK and EU – known as the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). This allows for EU origin goods to be imported to the UK without the payment of customs duty (subject to certain conditions).


There has been some confusion surrounding the difference between EU Free Circulation and EU origin when making import declarations. We can advise on this issue and seek origin agreements from the various Customs authorities within the EU and UK.


The origin of goods is directly related to the type of goods and associated commodoity code, each product type will have a origin rule which needs to be met. This covers all Free Trade Agreements including the UK/EU TCA.

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We can obtain customs origin rulings in the UK and EU for any goods to ensure full compliance when preparing origin declarations or origin statements.


We also offer a BREXIT classification review service which provides the 2021/2022 commodity codes and associated duty rates allowing business’ to be compliant when importing and exporting goods and assist with the landed-cost calculations.

We will sit down with you and assess your current, and probable future import and export liabilities and help you assess whether or not you will benefit from customs planning.
Importantly, our business model has always been to seek long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients, so we will not hesitate to advise you not just how to achieve customs planning, but to make clear to you if it is not the best solution for you.

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