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Help and support for traders getting ready for Brexit

Watch webinars and videos about trading with the EU after Brexit.

Getting ready for Brexit

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The UK is leaving the EU. This page tells you how to prepare for Brexit and will be updated if anything changes.

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You can watch an hour long YouTube video about the 5 main areas that UK businesses must be aware of to keep trading goods when the UK leaves the EU.

The video covers:

  • applying for an EORI number
  • preparing to make customs declarations
  • transitional simplified procedures
  • entry summary declarations (also known as safety and security declarations)
  • paying Customs Duty, VAT and excise

Geting ready for Brexit

Completing customs import declarations

You can watch a 30 minute YouTube video about how to complete customs declarations when moving goods from the EU to the UK.

The video covers:

  • transitional simplified procedure import declarations
  • import declarations – standard goods
  • transitional simplified procedure import declarations – first and second stage
  • import declarations
  • classifying goods
  • import value
  • transaction value
  • incoterms
  • Customs Procedure Codes

Completing customs imports declarations

Transitional simplified procedures

You can watch a 30 minute YouTube video which gives information on:

  • how to register
  • import declarations
  • import value of goods
  • the duties payable

Transitional simplified procedures

Exporting using the Common Transit Convention

Watch this YouTube video to find out how to use transit and how it could benefit your business after Brexit.

The video gives information on:

  • who can use transit
  • how to prepare your business to use transit
  • authorised consignor information
  • using an individual guarantee

Exporting using the Common Transit Convention

Use HMRC’s automated assistant Ask Ruth for answers to simple questions.

Published 22 February 2019
Last updated 1 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. A video about completing customs import declarations has been added.
  2. A link to register for a new webinar about completing customs import declarations has been added.
  3. Links to register for the next live webinars about getting ready for Brexit and transitional simplified procedures have been added.
  4. The webinar about exporting using the Common Transit Convention has been added.
  5. The webinar about transitional simplified procedures has been added.
  6. The getting ready for Brexit webinar has been added.
  7. The preparing for a no deal, importing and exporting goods videos have been updated .
  8. A video about the 5 key areas businesses must be aware of to keep trading with the EU if the UK leaves without a deal has been added.
  9. First published.