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The UK has left the EU, and the Brexit transition period has ended

January 5, 2021
EU Transition Updates
Merton Chamber

The UK has left the EU, and the Brexit transition period has ended.

There are new rules for businesses doing business with the EU from 1 January, and you need to take action now. All information on Brexit can be found at www.gov.uk/transition.

Border Operating Model

The UK has left the Single Market and Customs Union and it is essential that businesses make the necessary preparations to continue to trade with the EU.

The Border Operating Model has been updated to reflect the UK’s new Trade and Cooperation Agreement  with the EU. The vast majority of the Border Operating Model remains unchanged. The main updates that have been made relate to:

• how to claim preferential rates of duty by meeting Rules of Origin requirements,

• the listing status for equines,

• mutual recognition for AEO status, and

• updated requirements for wine and organics.

Guidance now includes case studies that have been created to represent end-to-end scenarios that will happen between GB and EU, importing and exporting goods from January 2021.

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