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Imports and Exports

Now the transition period is over, imports and exports from and to EU-countries have become more complicated for the UK. From now on, they will involve phased in customs checks, duties and a large amount of documentation.

Thanks to the deal signed with the EU, there will be no tariffs on imports and exports. However, customs and other duties are now payable for some goods. On the other hand, we still do not know whether the EU will accept our GDPR data privacy regulations.

Where to find information

Now the transition period has ended, the government has updated its information on importing and exporting goods to the EU/EEA.

A Summary Explainer, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (including Annexes and Protocols), Declarations, Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, the Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting Classified Information and more can be found here

Information on exporting into the EU can be found on this European Commission page.

Changes in VAT are explained here.

Detailed information on exporting into the EU is found at the European Commission Trade Helpdesk.

Information on the future of GPDR  can be found on the ICO website. For the time being, existing GDPR rules will continue to apply while the EU is considering an adequacy ruling. If no adequacy ruling should be issued, companies should sign Standard Contractual Clauses with their EU partners. Some companies should also appoint an EU Representative who can guarantee their GPDR compliance with the EU authorities.

The provision of Services and Business Travel are also affected by the changes. Country-specific information can be found on the gov.uk website.

Regulations on the recognition of professional qualifications are explained here.

Business Helpline

There are new rules for businesses doing business with the EU from 1 January and the government has set up a helpline.  Helplines are available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For assistance in England, call 0800 998 1098

Businesses in Scotland, call 0300 303 0660

Enterprises in Wales, call 0300 060 3000

Companies in Northern Ireland, call 0800 181 4422.

For more information, including opening hours, click here.


How Iolante can help

If you are new to red tape surround import and export, Iolante can assist you with English and German translations of documents concerning:

Summarized translations and email and phone support

If you are drowning in paperwork and don’t know which of it applies to your business, contact me for a quick summary and general information on your foreign-language documents. That way, you can make a more targeted decisions on which ones to have fully translated.

Sometimes it’s easier to sort out queries or problems with a quick email or phone call. If your import export problem is turning your hair grey overnight, contact me and I’ll help you to sort out your questions quickly and directly with the other party.

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