Are you trading with the EU?

Brexit update for week commencing 21 Feb

If your business moves goods between the UK and countries in the EU, you will need to follow new customs and tax rules.

Your business will be affected by the new rules if you:

  • buy goods from an EU seller and bring them into the UK
  • send goods you’ve sold to a buyer in an EU country
  • have not exchanged money, but need to move equipment you use for your business, between the UK and the EU.

You can now apply for the SME Brexit Support Fund. Smaller businesses can get up to £2,000 to pay for practical support, including training or professional advice to adjust to new customs, rules of origin and VAT rules when trading with the EU.

Applications must be received before 3‌‌0th June.

Find out more here: Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting.

HMRC Webinars

You can attend HMRC webinars to help you adjust to the new rules. HMRC webinars explain existing ‌‌ guidance and give you the opportunity to ask general questions. You will also be able to see responses to other peoples’ questions and the guidance HMRC signposts to for extra help and support.

  • Importing – actions you need to take before making your supplementary declaration

To support those who have delayed their customs import declarations, HMRC explains the actions you need to take before you can make a supplementary declaration and how intermediaries can help you do this.  Please register to take part if you have imported goods since 1 January 2021 and not yet completed a customs declaration for them.

See: Registration (

  • Customs Import Declarations: an overview.

If you are planning to import and you want to understand the full declarations process, please register for this webinar: Registration (

  • Exporting: what you need to do to keep your goods moving.

A webinar with an overview of the actions to take now when exporting goods from Great Britain to the EU and moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Key processes include – zero-rated VAT, customs declarations, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates, and authorisations.

See: Registration (

  • Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary.

This webinar explains your responsibilities as a trader if you choose to use an intermediary to complete import or export declarations for their business. These are complex and an intermediary can save them a lot of time.

Please register here:  Registration (

For more information, visit Sign up for webinars and watch videos about trading with the EU.

If you have any concerns or queries, contact your usual Beavis Morgan partner or email