BFA: New information on the movement of goods in Northern Ireland, further amends to customs guidance and some new details on International trade.

Dear Member,

A few business readiness updates for you today, regarding new information on the movement of goods in Northern Ireland, further amends to customs guidance and some new details on International trade.

I appreciate the Brexit date is looming ever closer and some of you are feeling overloaded by the huge amount of information and changes that are being sent – with this in mind please look out for details on the BFA  led import/export post Brexit webinars, arranged for the next couple of weeks, which I hope will help make things clearer and less daunting.
In the meantime if there is anything specific you need help with please do not hesitate to reach out to me here or through the BFA WhatsApp groups.

1. UK – NI goods regulations and movement: 

* Guidance has been updated to include information about placing qualifying goods on the market in Great Britain from Northern Ireland as well as those wanting to put manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland, view the updates here.

* For those businesses who are looking to move goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol, see here for updated guidance in section two.

2. Customs:

* The list of customs agents and the list of fast parcel operators has been updated in the past few days – you can view the new list here..

* There has been an update to the Customs, VAT and Excise UK transition legislation (under the heading Statutory Instruments) to include a link to The Customs (Declarations) (Amendment and Modification) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

3. International Trade and GSP announcement:

* Government has announced that preferential removals and reductions of tariffs on goods from developing countries to continue after the end of the transition period, view this here.

* Details on trading with developing nations has been updated on the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) – view this here.

* See here for information on the  government’s approach to maintaining continuity in the trade relationship between the UK and Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) from 1 January 2021.

Together we are stronger,Lucy

Lucy Reece-Raybould
BFA CEO