Get your business ready to import from the EU to the UK after Brexit

What you need to do now to make sure you’re able to receive goods from the EU, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. What you need to do is different if you export goods or transport goods.

  1. Step 1 Get a UK EORI number for your business

    Your business will already have a UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number if you’ve traded with countries outside the EU. UK EORI numbers start with GB.

    1. Get a UK EORI number
  2. Step 2 Decide who will make the customs declarations

    Contact the organisation that brings your goods into the country to find out if they can make customs declarations for your goods.

    If they cannot, you can either hire an agent to make the declarations, or make the declarations yourself.

    1. Find out how to make customs declarations yourself
    2. Find out how to make customs declarations for goods in baggage or a small vehicle
  3. Step 3 Apply to make importing easier

  4. Step 4 Find out what you'll have to pay to import your goods

  5. Step 5 Check what you need to do for the type of goods you import

    Depending on what you're importing, there might be other things you'll need to do to get your business ready. For example, you might need to change the labelling on the packaging for your goods, or apply for licences.

    1. Check what you need to do for the type of goods you import