Step 1 Make sure your business has an EORI number that starts with GB
You'll need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number starting with GB to continue exporting goods.
and Check your importer has an EU EORI number
Your importer will need an EU EORI number.
You'll need to get an EU EORI number if you're exporting to your own business within the EU. You can get one from the customs authority in any EU country.
Step 2 Decide who will make the export declarations
You can hire someone to deal with customs for you, or you can do it yourself.
and Decide if you want to export your goods using transit
You may be able to use the Common Transit Convention (CTC) to simplify how your goods pass through customs and when your importer pays customs duties.
Step 3 Check the rate of tax and duty for your goods
Your importer will need to pay tax and duty on your goods after Brexit. This will depend on the classification of the goods.
Step 4 Check what you need to do for the type of goods you export
There might be other things you need to do, depending on what you're exporting.
- Check if the rules about licences and certificates for your type of goods will change
- Check the rules for exporting alcohol, tobacco and certain oils
- Check the rules for exporting controlled goods like firearms
- Check the labelling and marketing standards for exporting food, plant seeds and manufactured goods
Step 5 Find out how changes to VAT will affect you
Step 6 Decide who will transport your goods outside the UK
You can hire someone to transport your goods, or you can do it yourself.
Step 7 Get help and support