Preparing for Brexit

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Preparing for Brexit

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Brexit and your Business

The UK has left the EU

The transition period

There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. New rules take effect on 1 January 2021.

With guidance, advice and reports released weekly, it can be difficult for businesses to understand how Brexit will affect them and know how to plan and prepare for it.

Our Business Doncaster team works with partners, including Doncaster Chamber to support local businesses and provide information to understand the potential impact of Brexit on their business.

You and your business should prepare now...

Check how to get ready for new rules in 2021

GOV.UK/Brexit 

There is a government website so businesses can identify what they need to do to ensure they are ready for Brexit, this also includes videos and step-by-step guides, making it easy and simple for businesses to follow and take action if needed. 

Through the website, you will be able to find out:

  • what your business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • what’s changing in your industry
  • information on specific rules and regulations

Actions need to be taken if you:

  • export goods to the EU 
  • import goods from the EU 
  • transport goods by road 
  • export animals or animal products 

HMRC have released a short video to promote a new digital tool to help traders check if they can apply for authorisations to delay customs payments and declarations. To view the video, click here.  

Check what declarations need to be made for goods you bring or receive into the UK from 1 January 2021: If you’re a UK-based business bringing or receiving goods into Great Britain or Northern Ireland.  Find out what declarations may need to be made by clicking here.  

Check what declarations need to be made for goods you send the UK from 1 January 2021: If you’re a UK-based business sending goods from Great Britain or Northern Ireland find out what declarations may need to be made by clicking here

Using personal data in your business or other organisation after the transition period: Guidance about personal data provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement has been updated. Click here for more information and to see what actions you need to take regarding data protection and data flows with the EU/EEA, after the end of the transition period. 

Preparing for the end of the Transition Period - guidance for business sectors

With the transition period ending in 58 days time, time is running out to prepare your business. A series of checklists having been produced for businesses to use, to help you prepare for 1 January 2021: 

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the electronics and machinery sectorFor more information about the 9-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in consumer goods sectorFor more information about the 13-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the automotive sectorFor more information about the 10-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in aerospace sectorFor more information about the 9-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in science, research and innovation sectorFor more information about the 8-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in life sciences sectorFor more information about the 12-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the construction sectorFor more information about the 11-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in arts, heritage and culture sector: For more information about the 7-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the telecoms and information services sector: For more information about the 6-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the tourism sector: For more information about the 6-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the gambling sector: For more information about the 5-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the civil society sector: For more information about the 4-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the creative industries sectorFor more information about the 6-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the digital, technology and computer services sectors: For more information to help you understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the sports and recreation sector: For more information to help you understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.  

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the Art Market sector: For more information to help you understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the media and broadcasting sector: For more information to help you understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here

Food and Drink labelling changes from 1 January 2021: Further information about country of origin labels and food business operator (FBO) addresses for food and drink producers, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers has been updated here.  

Regulating medical devices from 1 January 2021: UKNI guidance and clarification surrounding grace periods for placing medical devices on GB, NI and EU markets. For more information, click here.

 

Placing manufactured goods on the market

Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been issued detailing what you need to do to comply with regulations on manufactured goods you place on the Northern Ireland market from 1 January 2021. You can check which rules apply to you, if you need to change your conformity assessment or marking, find information about appointing an authorised person and check whether your legal responsibilities are changing and more here.  

Great Britain from 1 January 2021: Placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been updated to include information about placing qualifying goods on the market in Great Britain from Northern Ireland. For more information, click here

There is different guidance if you’re placing manufactured goods on the EU Market from 1 January 2021. 

 

Trading with Non-EU countries from 1 January 2021

How you import from and export to the following countries will change from 1 January 2021. Click on the links below for further details: 

The provisions of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement explained for: 

Details of existing trade agreements with non-EU countries can be found here.  

Export Licencing

Exporters with an interest in various sectors should check to see if their items are on the dual-use control list by using the Goods Checker Tool. They can also use the Control List Classification Service on the online export licensing system

If you do not have a licence to export – your goods may be stopped by Customs. 

Sectors of interest are: 

  • nuclear materials and processing equipment 
  • materials processing – machine tools 
  • electronics 
  • computers – specific parameters 
  • telecommunications 
  • information security including cyber and crypto 
  • sensors and lasers including imaging equipment and radars 
  • navigation and avionics 
  • marine 
  • aerospace and propulsion 

For enquiries please contact exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk 

 

Doncaster Chamber

Doncaster Chamber of Commerce has a free business Brexit health check, which will help with information on how Brexit may affect your business:

https://www.doncaster-chamber.co.uk/brexit-helpdesk

 

You can also download this FREE booklet to help you understand how Brexit may affect your business.