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Divided opinion over the introduction of new border import controls

New post-Brexit rules for imports, due to be implemented on 1 July, have provoked a mixed reaction.A trade body is calling for delay while the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says delays to checks risk allowing infectious animal diseases into the country.The Independent news website earlier...

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Do you know the new UK commodity codes?

From 1 January 2022, businesses may need to change the commodity codes they use for goods that they import or export overseas.The changes come after full customs controls were introduced at the beginning of this year.If you are an international trader, here’s what you need...

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What are the new rules for importing goods into Great Britain?

Full customs controls came into force on 1 January 2022 – one year after the Brexit transition period came to an end.If you import goods from Europe into Great Britain, here’s what you need to know.What’s changed?Until 31 December 2021, businesses were able to delay...

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Brexit: How to prepare for full customs controls

As part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, full customs controls will come into force on 1 January 2022.If you move goods between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland or the European Union, here’s how you can prepare.Visit the Export Support ServiceFirms can use the Export...

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UK Border Force bans EU, EEA and Swiss national ID cards: what you need to know

Almost all “insecure ID cards” from the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland will no longer be accepted at UK borders, the Government has confirmed.The move is designed to strengthen UK border controls following a rapid rise in false documents.Here’s what businesses need...

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Retained EU laws to be “improved or repealed” if they do not benefit British businesses

Retained EU Legislation will be “improved or repealed” if it does not benefit UK businesses, the Government has announced.The move forms part of the Government’s plans to “capitalise on new Brexit freedoms” following the UK’s departure earlier this year.If you run a business in the...

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Employment: Brexit continues to disrupt job market

Coronavirus disruption and Brexit continues to disrupt the job market despite record numbers of staff returning from furlough, the latest statistics have revealed.If you are an employer, here’s what you need to know.Employment remains below pre-pandemic levelsOffice for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that the...

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UKCA marking deadline extended by one year following coronavirus disruption

Businesses have been given an extra year to apply new product safety markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales, it has been announced.The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking regime will replace the product safety labelling system previously used while...

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How can I prepare to use the Customs Declaration Service?

It was announced earlier this month that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will serve as the UK’s “single customs platform” from 31 March 2023.It means the existing system, known as the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system, will become redundant from that...

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Businesses urge Government to reopen SME Brexit Support Fund as two-thirds of cash goes unclaimed

Business groups have called on the Government to reopen the SME Brexit Support Fund after it was revealed that just a third of the grants available had been awarded.The £20 million initiative was launched this summer in response to Brexit to help up to 10,000...

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