While our politicians continue to wrangle and leaked government documents warn of ‘no-deal’ delays to medicine, shortages of fresh foods and price rises, HMRC and French Customs have issued their Brexit Ro/Ro guidance, and the EU has extended critical road and air regulations.
HMRC processes and easements announced ahead of the original Brexit deadline of 29th March 2019, will come into force if the UK were to leave the EU without any deal or Withdrawal Agreement.
Our advice is to work through our Brexit checklist, so you are ready for any eventuality:
1. UK EORI Number (allocated)
2. Register for TSP*
3. Confirm your commodity codes*
4. Assess duty cashflow impact*
5. Get deferment a/c or set up with us*
6. Check your situation with us
*We can help, so talk to us now, if you have any concerns or questions
Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) is designed as an ‘Easement’ of traffic for Day 1 – goods will move from arrival port/airport straight to your premises – and is the easiest no-deal solution.
Don’t worry if, for any reason, you do not qualify, as we can pre-lodge your import entry prior to UK arrival.
We can talk you through VAT collection processes, the records you’ll need to maintain and how you can benefit from a six month HMRC reporting and payment delay.
Any exchange of goods between France and the UK, both for imports and exports, will be subjected to two customs declarations, one to British Customs and one to French Customs.
French Customs has developed an IT system that will automate border controls for trucks passing through the ports of Calais, Dunkirk and the Channel Tunnel.
On Wednesday the EU announced that regulations ensuring basic road freight movements will be extended until 31 July, while air connectivity regulations would be extended until 24 October 2020