Notice 33 – Preference and non-Preference Certificates of Origin- No Deal Brexit
18th March 2019
Surrey Chambers of Commerce is part of the British Chambers of Commerce accredited Chamber Network which continues to work to avoid a messy and disorderly exit from the European Union on 29 March.
Whatever the outcome will be, however, businesses need answers they can base decisions on now, including answers about the trade documentation used by exporters to declare origin and the duty status of goods.
Should the United Kingdom reach a Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, the existing preference and non-preference documents that we currently issue for you will continue to be used throughout any period of transition (Certificates of Origin, EUR1 and ATR Movement Certificates).
As part of our contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit, colleagues at the British Chambers of Commerce have worked closely with HMRC and the Department for International Trade on revising the format of the current forms we use. In the event of a no-deal Brexit we will continue to provide you with certification services using these new ‘United Kingdom’ versions of the forms.
These will be ready and available in time for 29 March in the event that a withdrawal agreement cannot be reached with the EU.
If you use our Express services and print your own certificates we will contact you in advance of any change to ensure you have replacement forms in good time.
If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
International Trade Manager