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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

EU Exit Information Update


Date: 08-Apr-2019

The IAAF has been asked by the Automotive Unit of the Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to circulate the following updates relating to the Government’s preparations for leaving the EU and other key information.  

  • Opportunity to tell BEIS about your EU Exit preparedness
  • The new National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels programme
  • Tools and resources
    • Providing services to EEA and EFTA countries after EU Exit - Guidance for UK businesses on EU service provision if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
    • Placing manufactured goods on the EU and UK markets if there is no deal 
  • Recent Announcements 
    • Importing and Exporting
    • Workforce and People
    • Energy & Climate
    • Intellectual Property
    • Other including BEIS Sector Primers

1. Opportunity to tell BEIS about your EU Exit preparedness
As part of our ongoing engagement with stakeholders in the automotive supply chain we have developed a short survey offering the opportunity for supply chain companies to provide feedback on EU Exit preparedness and concerns. The survey will inform BEIS’s work in supporting the automotive industry prepare for EU Exit. Supply chain companies can complete the quick and simple survey here.

Please could you complete the survey by Thursday 11th April.

2. National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels programme
The Business Secretary launched a new £16 million programme at the Honda Swindon Task-force meeting on 4 April to help UK automotive suppliers keep at the cutting edge of their industries, with advice on the training and funding opportunities available, and support to make the most of the latest technologies.

The new National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels programme will offer support to small and medium-sized businesses across the country, starting with those in the Honda supply chain, who sell to the automotive sector. Suppliers will be given advice on how best to evolve their products and processes to meet their customers’ future needs, looking from the shop floor to the boardroom. This could include training for specialist staff, advice on the latest technologies available or help on accessing business loans to help them invest for the future.

Business Secretary Greg Clark said: In support of the Honda and UK wide automotive supply chain I’ve launched a new £16 million programme designed to specifically support SME businesses in the automotive supply chain. We design and manufacture world beating components and technology solutions and this new program will ensure our supply chain sector remains at the top of their game, both here in the UK and internationally, by keeping up with the latest technological developments, backed by dedicated support and advice to make the most of our supply chain expertise and specialisms.

How does NMCL work?


The NMCL programme provides manufacturers with an in-depth assessment of their competitiveness, based on their company capabilities and the views of their key customers. This data is used to aid investment decisions, according to the needs of each manufacturer, across six competitiveness areas of quality, cost, delivery, flexibility, products and/or technology and customer experience.

Programmes are tailor-made for each manufacturer and are focussed exclusively on boosting the competitiveness of the company, increasing their ‘value add’ and winning more orders.

Company projects will typically last from six months for smaller improvement projects, and up to three years for entire business transformations and will use practical resources and share best practices which have been developed by aerospace and automotive industries working together in partnership.

For more information, or expressions of interest on the NMCL programme, visit www.nmcl.co.uk.

3. Tools & Resources
  • Providing services to EEA and EFTA countries after EU Exit - Guidance for UK businesses on EU service provision if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. 
    If the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 with no deal, UK businesses will no longer operate under European Economic Area (EEA) regulations for the cross-border trade of services. Updates – Additional country guides were published this week that contain information and links to help businesses navigate the third country regulations in each country. The updated list is here: Providing Services to EEA and EFTA Countries after EU Exit
  • Placing manufactured goods on the EU and UK markets if there is no deal 
    When the UK leaves the EU there may be changes to the requirements for placing certain products on the UK and EU markets. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published two new pieces of guidance. 

Recent Announcements

  • Importing and Exporting          
DIT updated guidance on temporary rates of customs duty (tariffs) on imports after EU Exit. Updates – Removed xls, replaced ods, updated descriptions, edited figures: Temporary Rates of Customs Duty on Imports after EU Exit  
NEW – HMRC published a communications pack: roll on roll off ports and Eurotunnel in the event of a no deal EU exit: Communications Pack Roll on Roll off Ports and Eurotunnel in the Event of a No Deal EU Exit 
NEW – HMRC published guidance on VAT on goods you move from Ireland to Northern Ireland if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: VAT on Goods you Move from Ireland to Northern Ireland if the UK Leaves the EU Without a Deal  
NEW – HMRC published guidance on customs procedures for goods moving between Ireland and Northern Ireland if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: Customs Procedures for Goods Moving between Ireland and Northern Ireland if the UK Leaves the EU Without a Deal  
NEW – HMRC published an impact assessment for VAT and services if the UK leaves the EU without a deal:  HMRC Impact Assessment for VAT and Services if the UK Leaves the EU Without a Deal 


Updates


HMRC updated help and support for traders if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Update – A video about the 5 key areas businesses must be aware of to keep trading with the EU if the UK leaves without a deal has been added: Help and Support for Traders if the UK Leaves the EU With No Deal  
HMRC updated guidance on notices Made Under the Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018. Update – The address to send applications for authorisation to use the Simplified Declaration Procedure (SDP) or Entry in the Declarant’s records (EIDR) has been updated: Notices Made Under the Customs Import Duty EU Exit Regulations 2018 


  • Workforce and People

NEW - HO published guidance on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members after Brexit: Employing EU EEA and Swiss Citizens and their Family Members after Brexit  
NEW - HO published guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme: UK tax and benefits records automated check: EU Settlement Scheme UK Tax and Benefits Records Automated Check  
NEW - HO published guidance on the UK’s future skills-based immigration system: UKs Future Skills Based Immigration System Engagement Programme  
NEW - HO published guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme: application fee refunds: EU Settlement Scheme Application Fee Refunds 


Updates

HO updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme: application processing times. Updates - Processing times: EU Settlement Scheme Processing Times  
HO updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme, ID document scanner locations. Updates - New ID Document scanner locations added: EU Settlement Scheme ID Document Scanner Locations  
HO updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme: apply for an administrative review. Updates - Add information about applying for an administrative review from outside the UK: EU Settlement Scheme Apply for an Administrative Review UKV&I updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of UK residence. Updates - Add link to the automated check page: EU Settlement Scheme Evidence of UK Residence 

  • Energy & Climate
BEIS updated guidance on meeting climate change requirements if there’s no Brexit deal. Updates - The 2018 compliance deadline to surrender allowances for the EU ETS is now 10:59pm on 12 April 2019. If EU exit day is changed again, the compliance deadline will be 30 April 2019 (or immediately before exit in the event that exit day is before 1 May 2019): Meeting Climate Change Requirements if there is No Brexit Deal 

  • Intellectual Property
IPO updated guidance on IP and Brexit: the facts. Updates - Two videos under the heading Statutory legislation for What will happen to your registered community design (RCD) and unregistered community design (UCD) when we leave the EU added: IP and Brexit the Facts 

  • Other
You can sign up to receive email alerts about Brexit on Gov.UK: Brexit E-mail Alerts 

Triage Tool
Gov.uk has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Triage Tool to find out: 
  • what their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU 
  • what’s changing in their sector
  • information on specific rules and regulations

Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.

BEIS Sector Primers


These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on gov.uk. 

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