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Business readiness events

As part of the Government’s new ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign, the Government is running a series of free ‘Get ready for Brexit’ business readiness events across the UK during September and October, offering businesses help and advice on how to prepare for Brexit. These free events will enable businesses to meet government advisers to discuss what they need to do to prepare for Brexit, understand what’s changing in their industry, and information on specific rules and regulations. These events will provide  interactive support and advice stands, and in-depth sessions led by subject matter experts. There is an online portal to register for these events, accessible via the following link: https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/brexitbusinessreadinessevents/

Importing and Exporting

HM Revenue & Customs has provided guidance with videos about trading with the EU in a no-deal Brexit: Help and support for traders in a no-deal Brexit.

Transitional simplified procedures for imports

In addition to registering for (or now being sent an) EORI number, firms that are importing from the EU that wish to make use of transitional simplified procedures will need to register for these. The main benefits to firms of using these procedures are that they enable them to defer duties and the submission of an import declaration, minimising delays in the transport of products.

To register to use these procedures, firms will need:

  1. an EORI number;
  2. a VAT registration number;
  3. their UK business name and address; and
  4. the contact details of the relevant person responsible for making the import declaration.

There is full guidance on the .GOV website, which members can access using this link (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-simplified-import-procedures-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal).