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Latest update on government preparations for EU Exit


Date: 01-Apr-2019

The IAAF has been asked by the Automotive Unit of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy to advise its membership regarding the recently released updates relating to the Government’s preparations for leaving the EU. Information and advice for businesses to ensure they can prepare for Brexit is available online at www.gov.uk/euexit. As guidance is updated frequently, we recommend you check regularly on GOV.UK.
 
  1. EU Exit Leaflet for SMEs
  2. Government consultation - seeking views on proposals for an energy efficiency scheme focused on smaller businesses
  3. Providing services to EEA and EFTA countries after EU Exit
  4. All recent announcements on:
    • Importing and Exporting         
    • Regulations and Standards
    • Workforce and People
    • Energy & Climate
    • Organisational Compliance
    • Other
 
  1. An EU exit leaflet for SMEs is now live on GOV.UK at Leaving the EU - Advice for SMEs. The leaflet provides a simple checklist of things to think about alongside some BAU information to help businesses continue to grow as we leave the EU. 
  2. Energy efficiency a good way to reduce overheads whilst also being good for the environment. We’d like to encourage you to respond to this consultation which is seeking views on proposals for an energy efficiency scheme focused on smaller businesses:  Energy efficiency scheme for small and medium sized businesses: call for evidence
  3. 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 with no deal, UK businesses will no longer operate under European Economic Area (EEA) regulations for the cross-border trade of services. NEW - 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 - GOV.UK 
  4. Recent Announcements
 Importing and Exporting    
 
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, to continue trading goods with the EU your business needs to: 
  • Register for an EORI number
  • Decide how you are going to make customs declarations. Many businesses find it simpler to appoint a customs agent to manage the process for them. If you want to make declarations through a customs agent appoint one as soon as possible. If you can’t appoint an agent or don’t think this is right for your business and if you intend to import or export regularly, make sure someone in your business is trained to make customs declarations and buy specialist software that links to HMRC’s customs systems.
  • If you’re an importer register for Transitional Simplified Procedure (TSP). You’ll be able to transport your goods into the UK without making a full customs declaration at the border, and will be able to delay paying your import duties.
 
NEW - DIT Tariff Videos
DIT have created three informative videos that can be shared to answer queries on tariffs 
NEW - HMRC Webinar 
HMRC recently ran a live webinar to help UK businesses trading with the EU to keep imports and exports up to speed in case of a no deal EU Exit. The recording of the live webinar session held on the 22 Mar 2019 is now available online for you to view.
 
This webinar talks about 5 key areas UK businesses need to know: from how to register for an Economic Operator and Identification (EORI) number and Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), to preparing to make customs declarations, what Entry Summary Declarations (also known as safety and security declarations) are, and paying the correct import and export duty and VAT.
 
NEW - DIT published guidance on temporary rates of customs duty on imports after EU Exit: Temporary Rates of Customs Duty on Imports after EU Exit 
HMRC updated guidance on how to get a UK EORI number to trade within the EU. Update - This guidance has been updated to make it clear what the definition of a UK business is: Get a UK EORI Number to Trade Within the EU 
NEW - Cross government policy paper published on critical goods for government-secured freight capacity: Critical Goods for Government Secured Freight Capacity 
NEW - Cross government guidance published on Avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no deal scenario: Avoiding a Hard Border in Northern Ireland in a No Deal Scenario  
NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) Regulations: Customs Tariff Establishment EU Exit Regulations 
NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs (Tariff Rate Quotas) Regulation: Customs Tariff Rate Quotas Regulation 
NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Agreement) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019:  Customs Tariff Preferential Trade Agreement EU Exit Regulations 2019 
NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs (Tariff-Free Access for Goods from Overseas Territories) Regulation: Customs Tariff Free Access for Goods from Overseas Territories 
NEW - Cross government guidance published on authorised Use: Reliefs from import duty on goods brought into the United Kingdom for specified uses: Reliefs from Import Duty on Goods Brought into the UK 
NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs (Origin of Chargeable Goods) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Customs Origin of Chargeable Goods EU Exit Regulations 2019 
NEW - DfT published guidance for hauliers on the transport of goods out of the UK by road if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: Transport Goods out of the UK by Road if the UK Leaves the EU Without a Deal Checklist for Hauliers 
DfT updated French customs guidance after Brexit. Updates - Summary of how to prepare customs declarations for roll-on roll-off freight carried between the UK and France if there is no EU Exit deal: French Customs Guidance after Brexit 
NEW - DIT published guidance on checking temporary rates of customs duty on imports after EU Exit: Check Temporary Rates of Customs Duty on Imports after EU Exit 
HMRC updated statutory guidance on eligible goods and authorised uses. Updates - Replaced the ‘Authorised use: eligible goods and authorised uses’ document with an updated version: Eligible Goods and Authorised Uses 
 
Regulations and Standards
HSE published guidance on Health and Safety Executive information if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Update - The guidance has links to the HSE website for more information: HSE Information if the UK Leaves the EU Without a Deal 

Workforce and People
HO updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme Assisted Digital service: Updates - Assisted digital locations updated: EU Settlement Scheme Assisted Digital Service 
HO updated guidance on applicant information to the EU Settlement Scheme. Updates - Information on how we use your information added: EU Settlement Scheme Applicant Information 
HO updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme, ID document scanner locations. Updates - Locations in Cumnock, Kilmarnock, Tower Hamlets, Burton upon Trent, Calderdale, Hounslow and Newcastle-under-Lyme added: EU Settlement Scheme ID Document Scanner Locations

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 Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is being extended from 15 March 2019 to 26 March 2019:   Meeting Climate Change Requirements if there is No Brexit Deal  
 
Organisational Compliance
HMT updated guidance on banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal. Update – Updated with revised information: Banking Insurance and other Financial Services if there is No Brexit Deal
       
Other
DfT updated guidance on preparing to drive in the EU after Brexit. Updates – Background to Operation Brock, the contingency plans to manage freight traffic on the major roads leading to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel: Prepare to Drive in the EU after Brexit 

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