Collection

Customs, VAT and Excise UK transition legislation from 1 January 2021

This collection brings together Customs, VAT and Excise EU Exit legislation and Customs notices that have the force of law applicable to UK transition.

These pages bring together new Statutory Instruments (SIs) laid Autumn 2020 and SIs which were laid to prepare for a potential no deal scenario previously but still apply in whole or in part for 1 January 2021, subject to amendment in some cases to ensure they reflect the withdrawal agreement and deliver what is required for the end for the transition period.

Primary legislation

Customs and Excise Management Act 1979

Taxation (Cross Border Trade) Act 2018

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Taxation (Post-transition Period) Act 2020

Impact assessments

HMRC impact assessment for the movement of goods 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

Tax information and impact notes

Tax information and impact notes

Statutory Instruments

Customs

The Customs (Safety and Security Procedures) Regulations 2021

The Customs and Excise Border Procedures (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

The Taxation Cross-border Trade (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Customs (Declarations Modification) Regulations 2021

The Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

The Customs (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

The Customs (Modification and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs Miscellaneous Non-fiscal Provisions and Amendments etc. (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Taxation Cross-border Trade (Special Procedures Supplementary and General Provision etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs Transit Procedures (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs Safety, Security and Economic Operators Registration and Identification (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs (Bulk Customs Declaration and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs (Transitional) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs (Transitional Arrangements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs (Declarations) (Amendment and Modification) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Channel Tunnel (Customs and Excise) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Order 2020

The Customs Safety, Security and Economic Operators Registration and Identification (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2019/1219 - The Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/698 - The Customs (Revocation of Retained Direct EU Legislation, etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/712 - The Cash Controls (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/715 - The Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/514 - The Customs (Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Mutual Assistance on Customs and Agricultural Matters (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/714 - The Customs (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Customs (Bulk Customs Declaration and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Customs (Transitional Arrangements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2019/1346 The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/1215 - The Customs and Excise (Miscellaneous Provisions and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/121 - The Customs Safety and Security (Penalty) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/486 - The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/487 - The Customs (Managed Transition Procedure) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/385 - The Customs (Crown Dependencies Customs Union) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/326 - The Customs (Import Duty, Transit and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/148 - The Customs (Contravention of a Relevant Rule) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/140 - The Customs (Consequential Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/113 - The Customs (Records) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/108 - The Customs (Export) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/47 - The Statistics of Trade (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2018/1265 - The Wharves, Examination Stations and Temporary Storage Facilities (Approval Conditions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

SI 2018/1264 - The Wharves and Temporary Storage Facilities (Approval Condition and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

SI 2018/1260 - The Customs (Contravention of a Relevant Rule) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

SI 2018/1258 - The Customs Transit Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

SI 2018/1249 - The Customs (Special Procedures and Outward Processing) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

SI 2018/1248 - The Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

SI 2018/1247 - The Customs (Temporary Storage Facilities Approval Conditions and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Statistics of Trade (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

VAT

The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals) (EU Exit) (Amendment of Coming into Force Date) Regulations 2021

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments, Northern Ireland Protocol and Savings and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Value Added Tax (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to the Value Added Tax Act 1994 and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Travellers’ Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions, Amendment and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to Acts of Parliament) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2019/1214 - The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/513 - The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments, Revocation and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/404 - The Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services) (Supplies of Electronic, Telecommunication and Broadcasting Services) (Amendment and Revocation) (EU Exit) Order 2019

SI 2019/105 - The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (Value Added Tax Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/91 - The Value Added Tax and Excise Personal Reliefs (Special Visitors and Goods Permanently Imported) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/73 - The Value Added Tax (Tour Operators) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/60 - The Value Added Tax (Accounting Procedures for Import VAT for VAT Registered Persons and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/59 - The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2018/1228 - The Value Added Tax (Disclosure of Information Relating to VAT Registration) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 No. 1228

Excise

The Excise Duties (Northern Ireland Miscellaneous Modifications and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Travellers’ Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Excise Duties (Transitional and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

The Tobacco Products (Traceability System and Security Features) (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2019/1216 - The Excise Duties (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 4) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/474 - The Excise Duties (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 3) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/15 - The Excise Duties (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/14 - The Excise Duties (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/13 - The Excise Goods (Holding, Movement and Duty Point) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Tariffs

SI 2020/1430 - The Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1431 - The Customs (Reliefs from a Liability to Import Duty and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1432 - The Customs (Tariff Quotas) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1433 - The Customs (Origin of Chargeable Goods) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1434 - The Customs (Tariff-free Access for Goods from British Overseas Territories) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1435 - The Customs Tariff (Suspension of Import Duty Rates) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1436 - The Customs (Origin of Chargeable Goods: Trade Preference Scheme) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1437 - The Customs (Import Duty Variation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1438 - The Trade Preference Scheme (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1457 - The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020/1657 - The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2021/63 - The Customs Tariff (Establishment and Suspension of Import Duty) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/241 - The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/380 - The Customs (Tariff etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/382 - The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/520 - The Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/527 - The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (EU Exit) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/661 - The Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/693 - The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/870 - The Customs (Tariff etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/871 - The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

Reference documents

Tariffs

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No 3) Regulations 2021

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference document for authorised use: eligible goods and authorised uses

Reference documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference Document for The Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference Documents for The Customs (Tariff Quotas) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference Document for The Customs (Origin of Chargeable Goods) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference Document for The Customs (Tariff-free access for Goods from British Overseas Territories) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference Documents for The Customs (Reliefs from a Liability to Import Duty and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Suspension of Import Duty Rates) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 part 1

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 part 2

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 part 3

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 part 1

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 part 2

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 part 3

Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 part 4

Reference Documents for The Customs (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2021

Other

List of goods applicable to oral and by conduct declarations

Reference Document for Temporary Admission: Eligible Goods and Conditions for Relief

Reference Document for Northern Ireland Personal Property Relief

Customs notices and directions that have the force of law

VAT notices that have force of law

Published 10 September 2020
Last updated 16 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. A link to the Customs (Safety and Security Procedures) Regulations 2021 has been added.

  2. 'Draft notices under The Customs Border Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2021' has been added to the collection.

  3. Added links to 2 statutory instruments, these are: The Customs (Tariff etc.) (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2021 and The Customs (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2021. Added links to 1 tariff reference documents page: Reference Documents for The Customs (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2021.

  4. We have added links to 2 statutory instruments, these are: The Value Added Tax (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 (2021/715) and The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 (2021/714).

  5. Three new links added to Tariff Statutory Instruments and reference documents. Links have also been added to The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, The Customs (Declaration Modification) Regulations 2021 and The Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

  6. 'Notices to be made under the Customs (Northern Ireland)(EU Exit) Regulations 2020' has been added to this collection.

  7. Customs notices and directions that have the force of law has been updated to include 'Notices to be made under the Control of the Movement of Goods Regulations 1984', 'Notices to be made under the Customs (Bulk Customs Declaration and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020', 'Notices to be made under The Cash Controls (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019'.

  8. Tariff Statutory Instruments and reference documents section has been updated to add Reference Documents for The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.

  9. Customs notices and directions that have the force of law has been updated to include 'Draft Notices to be made under the Customs and Excise (Miscellaneous Provisions and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019', 'Draft Notices to be made under the Customs (Export) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019', 'Draft Notices under the Customs (Special Procedures and Outward Processing) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018', 'Draft Notices to be made under The Customs (Managed Transition Procedure) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019', 'Draft Notices to be made under The Customs (Reliefs from a Liability to Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020'. 

  10. Statutory Instruments has been updated to add The Customs Miscellaneous Non-fiscal Provisions and Amendments etc. (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, The Customs (Modification and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and The Excise Duties (Northern Ireland Miscellaneous Modifications and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

  11. Statutory Instruments has been updated to add 'The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments, Northern Ireland Protocol and Savings and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020', 'The Value Added Tax (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020', and 'The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to the Value Added Tax Act 1994 and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020'.

  12. The Travellers’ Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 has been added, also added links to primary legislation and SIs that were laid to prepare for a potential no deal scenario previously but still apply in whole or in part for 1 January 2021.

  13. Tariff Statutory Instruments and reference documents has been updated to remove Reference Document for relief for goods processed in Northern Ireland and returned to Great Britain or the Isle of Man.

  14. Statutory Instruments has been updated to include 'The Customs (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020'.

  15. Three new Reference Documents added.

  16. Statutory Instruments has been updated to include the Excise Duties (Transitional and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and the Tobacco Products (Traceability System and Security Features) (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

  17. Statutory Instruments has been updated to include The Travellers’ Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions, Amendment and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

  18. Statutory Instruments has been updated to include The Customs Transit Procedures (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

  19. Statutory Instruments has been updated to include The Channel Tunnel (Customs and Excise) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Order 2020.

  20. Statutory Instruments has been updated to include The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to Acts of Parliament) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

  21. There has been an update under the heading Statutory Instruments, to include a link to The Customs (Declarations) (Amendment and Modification) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

  22. First published.