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Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a ‘no deal’ EU exit

This partnership pack is designed to help you support businesses preparing for day one if we leave the EU without a deal.

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Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a ‘no deal’ EU exit

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Preparing for a 'no deal' EU Exit - step-by-step guide to importing

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Preparing for a 'no deal' EU Exit - step-by-step guide to exporting

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This pack provides key stakeholders and intermediaries working with businesses with a high-level guide to customs processes and procedures that are likely to apply in a ‘no deal’ scenario.

More detailed guidance will be provided later in the autumn, including specific actions that traders and other stakeholders will need to take to prepare.

For 2 years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready from day one in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019.

It has always been the case that as we get nearer to March 2019, preparations for a ‘no deal’ scenario would have to be accelerated. Such an acceleration does not reflect an increased likelihood of a ‘no deal’ outcome. Rather, it is about ensuring our plans are in place in the unlikely scenario that they need to be relied on.

You can use this pack for your own contingency planning and to help your customers, members and clients to:

  • think about how they will need to adapt their business to comply with new systems, processes and controls
  • assess the impact of the increased demand for customs declarations on their business
  • consider whether they need to recruit and train additional staff
  • stay up-to-date with these changes
Published 22 October 2018
Last updated 15 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published second edition of the partnership pack - several sections have been updated, and new sections have been added about what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' EU exit for people travelling to the EU with a UK passport and people travelling with pets.
  2. Published updated version of the partnership pack (Edition 1.1) to reflect a minor change to the 'Customs, excise and VAT changes' section (change also reflected in the equivalent HTML section 'Changes to customs, excise and VAT you need to know about if there is no deal').
  3. First published.