The UK's decision to trigger Article 50 and leave the Single Market and Customs Union will create fundamental changes for UK border controls and Customs Clearance. This will impact importers bringing goods into the UK, and exporters moving goods out of the UK.
Nobody yet knows the precise details of the UK's likely relationship with the EU 27 after Brexit, or even whether the changes will take place on 29 March 2019 – or after the proposed transition period ending in December 2020.
Businesses moving products into the EU, and from the EU into the UK, therefore face a period of considerable uncertainty. We suggest you use the time wisely to identify innovative ways of addressing the potential challenges.
In this section, we provide links to current customs clearance procedures and to some of the scenarios that you might like to use for contingency planning.