EU Transition Hub

The UK left the EU, including the single market and customs union, on 31 January 2020, and then entered a ‘stand still’ transition period. During that time, most aspects of the UK’s relationship with the EU, and with other countries which were unaffected by our EU rights and responsibilities, remained the same.

On 24 December 2020, the UK and EU negotiators reached an “agreement in principle” on the text of a new trade and cooperation agreement to govern their relations now that the UK has left the EU.

Businesses should consult the UK government website for the latest information – www.gov.uk/transition 

BREXIT TRANSITION CHANGES – ACTIONS FOR BUSINESSES – NEW RULES (Updated 31st Dec) Brexit Transition Changes Actions

The Border Operating Model from 1 January 2021 – click here

UK tariffs from 1 January 2021 – click here

Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement and other agreements below are provided for information only. No rights may be derived from them until the date of application. The numbering of the articles is provisional – click here for further information

Below are key areas within the EU Trade Agreement that may be relevant to your business.

Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021 goods 
The rules of origin requirements for the most important provisions that your business needs to understand and comply with, under the UK’s deal with the EU – click here for further information

Get proof of origin for your goods
If you’re using a preference from a preference agreement or the Generalised Scheme of Preferences, you will need to prove the origin of your goods – click here for further information 

Using a suppliers’ declaration to support a proof of origin
Supplier declarations are where your UK supplier provides you with information needed to prove the origin of your goods for preferential rates of duty between the UK and other countries – click here for further information

Check duties and customs procedures for exporting goods
Find information about how to move goods from the UK to the rest of the world – click here for further information

List of goods covered by the rules of origin for various countries
Find out about the origin rules which apply to most goods for various countries – click here for further information

Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021
How to claim preferential rates of duty on goods covered in the UK’s deal with the EU and how to declare goods imported into the UK on your import declaration – click here for further information

Check if you can claim a preferential rate of duty
If you import or export using a preference agreement or the Generalised Scheme of Preference, you may be able to reduce the duties on your goods – click here for further information

UK Trade agreements with non-EU Countries
The UK government has concluded multiple trade agreements that are now in effect. There are many trade agreements still in progress and this list will be updated on ratified. – click here for further information

Got a question? Please e-mail export@surrey-chambers.co.uk