When the UK leaves the EU there may be changes to UK-EU trade at the UK border
These changes may affect customs, tariffs, VAT, safety and security, documentation, vehicle standards, and controlled products. We've collated Government guidance on importing and exporting from and to the EU, so you can keep up-to-date on any implications for UK small businesses post-Brexit.
A Brexit deal has been agreed in principle with the EU. Both the UK and the EU need to approve and sign the withdrawal agreement. If the withdrawal agreement is not signed by the UK and the EU, the UK could still leave with no deal. Find out what you, your family, or your business need to do if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
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To keep your products moving across the border, you’ll need to register for an EORI number (UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification number), decide if you want to hire an import-export agent, or make the declarations yourself and contact the organisation that moves your goods (for example, a haulage firm) to find out what information they need to make the declarations for your goods, or if you will need to make them yourself.
Call the Brexit Import Export helpline if you require additional information: 0300 3301 331