Over the past four years, our Customs Clearance team have attended seminars on Brexit held by professional bodies in Ireland, the UK and Brussels. This has enabled us to keep our customers informed of the complex issues surrounding Brexit negotiations.
We are hopeful that a deal which suits all parties can be agreed upon before 1st January 2021. However, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, we are confident that we will have the ability to facilitate imports and exports through Irish and UK Customs in partnership with our customers.
As it stands, there will be no further extension beyond 1st January 2021 meaning there will be a need for Customs Declarations for every export or import to or from the UK.
To help your company prepare, you will be required to do the following to enable you to trade with the UK from 1st January 2021. We recommend your company has all these in place as soon as possible:
1 – Register with Revenue for EORI
2 – Identify and supply Tariff Clarification codes (Commodity Codes) which are required for your products and / or ingredients you export
3 – Identify if Sanitary and / or Phytosanitary (SPS) controls for your ingredients or products are applicable
4 – Ensure you and your UK Suppliers use ISPM 15 standard wood pallets
5 – Create a deferred payment account with your bank for payment of VAT and Duty for exports to the UK
6 – If frequently importing from the UK, consider applying to Revenue for Binding Tariff Information (BTI) for guaranteed clarification on imports
7 – Certs of Origin may be required depending on the nature of the product, be sure to check with your local Chamber of Commerce
8 – Appoint an importer of record in the UK
9 – Make sure all supporting documents are prepared