As far as Brexit is concerned, much is still uncertain. Everyone is awaiting the results of the negotiations on a trade agreement which are still underway between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
One thing is certain: the extension period ends on 31 December 2020 and there will be a hard line between the European Union and the UK. This will mean additional customs controls and inspections, and it will mean additional customs documentation to be produced.
When the transitional period ends on 31 December, an implementation period will start in the UK, which means that import clearance will only be required from 1 January for controlled goods. From 1 April, the obligation to import veterinary and phytosanitary goods will begin. Regular goods will have to be cleared through customs from 1 July 2021. This transitional period gives UK businesses six months to adapt and prepare for new processes and regulations.
On the EU side, import and export requirements will start on 1 January, so time to prepare will be short. Customs Support is ready to work with our customers to ensure that they are ready.
Online Brexit Webinar
On 28 October 2020, we are organising an online webinar to prepare for Brexit.
In this webinar, we will explain how automation and integration will prepare you for what is coming. We will also explain all the steps you need to take to become compliant, because, in addition to standard customs data, we need to ensure that our customers understand the strict compliance requirements and that these issues are addressed and implemented in advance.
One of our customers will talk about his first-hand experience with our Brexit solution. At the end of this webinar, you will know what you need to do to prepare and how we can help you.
- 14:00 - 14:10: Introduction - Frank Weermeijer - Group CEO Customs Support
- 14:10 - 14:40: Brexit Overview - Des Hiscock - CEO UK Customs Support
- 14:40 - 14:55: Customer experiences with Smart Data Interface (SDI)55
- 14:55 - 15:30: How we deal with Brexit - Rick Hendriks - Regional Director for Customs Support South
- 15:30: End
Register now for the webinar! We look forward to getting to know you digitally!