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Changes when moving goods in & out of the UK, from 1st January 2022

From 1st January 2022 additional rules and procedures are coming into force that will affect all UK importers and exporters moving goods between the EU and beyond.
These include;
  • The end of delayed declarations
  • Changes to Rules of Origin
  • Registered Exporters, Invoice Statements and Declaration of Origin
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary products
  • Exporting and Importing Products of Animal Origin (POAO) into the UK
Over the next few weeks, there will be a host of webinars that will go through these changes along with the impact that Brexit has had to businesses over the last 12 months.
Please see the below events that are taking place to help guide you through the impacts as we move into 2022.
What every Importer needs to know – prepare for 1st January 2022

Date: Friday 3rd December
Time: 10:00am - 11.00am

Full customs controls and checks will commence on 1 January 2022 for goods entering GB from the EU – Make sure your business is ready!

Importing processes have changed since the UK’s departure from the EU and the Government have been introducing these in Stages, giving businesses time to adjust.

From the 1st January 2022 full Import Customs Declarations will be mandatory and will no longer be delayed. Any Import declarations delayed before this time must still have a Supplementary declaration raised within 175 days of the import. 

You can complete these declarations or use an agent BUT even if using an agent, the legal responsibility for accuracy of the information included falls to the importer. It is therefore vital that importers are aware of their procedural and financial obligations and have the records needed.

Be part of this webinar where our experts will explain the issues that you need to understand and show you how to deal with them.

International Trade Survey Results

Date: Monday 6th December
Time: 2:00pm - 3.00pm

Against a backdrop of Brexit and Covid disruption, manufacturers are experiencing huge increases in the cost of labour, energy and raw materials.

This session will present the results of our latest International Trade Survey and reveal the impact that the past year has had on trader confidence, investment plans, new markets and getting goods into and out of the UK.

Just what impact has the TCA had on exports to the EU and what confidence have traders gained in expanding their global reach under the UK Free Trade Agreements?

Brexit, what Brexit?

Date: Thursday 9th December
Time: 11:00am - 12.00pm

With the ending of 'Staged Customs Controls' on 31st December, what impact will a fully controlled UK border have on traders.

For lots of traders, the UK departure from the EU customs union has brought little change.  Supplies have continued to arrive at their business, there has been no real increase in paperwork and their EU suppliers seem happy to keep delivering. 

If this is your business our webinar will cover what records you should have kept but didn't.  What customs entries you should have made but missed. And more importantly, what action you can take now to avoid future fines and penalties.

Full on Brexit!

Date: Tuesday 14th December
Time: 2:00pm - 3.00pm

Staged Customs Controls' end on 31st December, meaning that the free flow of goods that has prevailed since Brexit Day will come to an end on 31/12/22.

All EU imports will need to be accounted for with a full customs declaration.  There will be new sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) arrangements, new pre-notification deadlines and a new inspection regime. This will apply to all EU exports and imports.

This webinar will discuss the changes and what practical steps you can take to reduce the possibility that your goods will be delayed at the UK border as well as what economic impact we should expect from the full implementation of the Trade Continuity Agreement

What we can do for your business:

> International Trade services include certification of export documents, customs compliance and formal training

> Are you experiencing issues with importing or exporting or wanting to increase exports/reach new markets? We’d be happy to help
Made in the UK, Sold to the World: New strategy to boost exports to £1 trillion
The Government has launched an ambitious new ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ plan to help businesses across the UK double exports and sell their world-class products around the globe.
The 12-point export strategy - published Wednesday 17th November by the Department for International Trade - will give businesses the tools they need to become a nation of exporters and reap the benefits of our free trade deals.
It includes an Export Support Service that offers a one-stop shop for exporting advice, and the launch of a new UK Tradeshow Programme better-tailored to help businesses, particularly those outside London and the South East, to attend and promote their products around the world.
DIT will also be expanding its Export Academy – launched in October – to roll it out across all of the UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The academy will invite owners and managers of SMEs to access masterclasses, roundtables and networking events that help them overcome common challenges first-time exporters face.
The UK exported £600 billion in goods and services last year, but only around one in ten GB businesses currently export – with the number of goods exporters falling behind continental competitors like Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Unlocking the UK’s exporting potential will help level up the country and boost the UK’s economy, with government commissioned research estimating that exports supported 6.5 million jobs across the UK in 2016 and showing that exporters pay higher wages. Separate analysis shows that goods exporting businesses are on average 21 percent more productive.
The 12-point strategy includes:
  • Launching the ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ campaign, championing the UK’s priority sectors through an innovative, localised marketing campaign that will promote the best of British goods and services in our towns and cities.
  • The Export Support Service provides a single point of contact for exporters to Europe. Since launching in October the new export hotline and online service has helped hundreds of businesses to get exporting.
  • UK Export Academy expansion to offer SMEs in all parts of the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland the chance to learn how to navigate the technicalities of exporting and how to find new opportunities in overseas markets.
  • A new UK Tradeshow Programme will be bigger and better targeted to give UK companies, especially SMEs, a leg-up to exhibit their first-class products at the world’s biggest tradeshows.
  • UK Export Finance - our world-leading export credit agency - will expand its offer with new products and a wider delivery network that will make it easier for UK exporters to secure business from overseas buyers.
  • Export Champions, ensuring businesses can build and learn from exporting successes through business-to-business networking and peer-to-peer learning
  • Internationalisation Fund, open to SMEs in England, will aim to grow international sales, and has facilitated £4 million of support to SMEs attending Trade Fairs.
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