Brexit plans: importing and exporting goods

The Government has published details about its plans for the importing and exporting goods from 1 January 2021, when the transition period with the European Union ends.

The document The Border with the European Union – Importing and Exporting Goods runs to more than 200 pages, and the Government insists it gives businesses the clarity needed to plan. It stipulates that “some specific processes are subject to ongoing public consultations and have not been included”. The document advises businesses to get a customs intermediary and links to the Government page outlining their role and how to find one. It also references the support package outlined to bolster the customs intermediary sector.

All businesses must be fully proficient in the new customs requirements by 1 January 2021 and the Dorset Chamber can facilitate any requirements either by providing the customs intermediary service or by arranging training to enable businesses to do this themselves.

This free of charge Brexit advice service to all businesses is funded by BCP Council and Dorset Council. For information and advice please contact / 01202 714800 or visit