The UK Government is currently in the midst of an extensive series of awareness-raising activities to help companies and other organisations to prepare for the practical implications of Brexit.
These activities include the final series of Brexit Business Readiness roadshow events (https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/brexitbusinessreadinessevents/), amongst other events.
ADS is also assisting in this, and is having a FREE Brexit webinar for Members on Wednesday 9th October at 14.00 – 15.30, covering preparations for a No Deal Brexit related to customs and import/export procedures, featuring officials from HMRC and other government departments who will present the latest information on the end-to-end goods journey under a No Deal scenario and what businesses can do to prepare. Topics that will be discussed include:
- How to ensure your business is registered so that you are able to comply with customs requirements
- The processes and procedures businesses will need to implement to continue to import and export between the UK and EU
- Advice on customs, duties and other requirements that you can use to help inform your business preparations
- Steps you can take to help simplify customs processes
There will be an opportunity following the presentations for questions. Further details are available from Alex.Green@adsgroup.org.uk.
It will be vitally important for dual-use exporters to do the following, to continue to export legally after Brexit has taken place:
- Be certain whether the items are export controlled – if in any doubt, make use of the Goods Checker Tool which the ECJU has in place to assist exporters (https://www.ecochecker.trade.gov.uk/spirefox5live/fox/spire/OGEL_GOODS_CHECKER_LANDING_PAGE/new) to try to obtain the necessary assurance;
- Consider signing up to the Open General Export Licence – Export of dual-use items to EU Member States (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-general-export-licence-export-of-dual-use-items-to-eu-member-states), after you have very carefully read and fully understood the related terms and conditions;
- Read the related Technical Notices (https://www.gov.uk/brexit?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-IDU49eC5QIVRrTtCh3HbQuHEAAYASAAEgKmfPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds);
- Be aware of any related Sanctions that may be in place; and
- Do NOT try to export without a relevant licence.