EU Exit: Importing
To continue trading with the EU, you will need to follow new rules for importing and exporting, including changes to customs processes and licensing.
Get expert help – we recommend you get a contract in place as soon as you can with a customs intermediary like a freight forwarder or customs broker.
And if you’re preparing to move goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol, register for the free Trader Support Service.
Visit GOV.UK/transition to find out what you need to do.
The fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice to help you with changes to trade rules with the EU. If your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover, you may be eligible.
There are two grants available, one for training and one for professional advice.
- How to complete customs declarations
- How to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems
- Specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin
Get professional advice so your business can meet its customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements.
- Moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021
- Importing goods from outside the EU
- Import, export and customs for businesses: detailed information
- Get UK customs clearance when importing goods from outside the EU
- Warrington inland border facility, where customs and document checks can take place away from port locations.
Sector Specific Guidance