Do you have a question about imports and exports after Brexit but aren’t sure who to ask? Whether your query is for HMRC or another Government department, call the Brexit imports and exports helpline on 0300 3301 331 and they’ll point you in the right direction. The governments messaging is that no food/drink or petrol shortages are to be expected.
Information and guidance
- HM Revenue & Customs have updated how VAT rules for UK businesses trading with EU countries would be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, including detailed instructions on completing the European community sales list. Find out more here.
- HM Revenue & Customs have also updated their guidance regarding bringing goods intended for business into or taking goods out of the UK in baggage or a small motor vehicle.
- The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has updated guidance regarding preparing food and drink businesses for a no-deal Brexit. More info here.
- The Department for Transport and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have updated guidance regarding international road haulage. Visit Carry out international road haulage after Brexit & international road haulage permits.
Data Advice for Businesses
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport have issued the following lines that you may find useful to communicate to businesses in your area:
Act now to keep receiving personal data from the EU
If your business or organisation receives personal data from partners or suppliers in the EU or EEA countries you must act now to ensure you can still do so legally after Brexit. Personal data is any information that can be used to identify someone, this could include a customer’s name, physical or IP addresses, or HR data such as staff working hours and payroll details. To continue receiving personal data legally after Brexit can be as simple as adding a new clause into your supplier contracts.
Find out how you can prepare at https://www.gov.uk/brexit-personal-data