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This pack provides key stakeholders and intermediaries working with businesses with a high-level guide to customs processes and procedures that are likely to apply in a ‘no deal’ scenario.

More detailed guidance will be provided later in the autumn, including specific actions that traders and other stakeholders will need to take to prepare.

For 2 years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready from day one in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019.

It has always been the case that as we get nearer to March 2019, preparations for a ‘no deal’ scenario would have to be accelerated. Such an acceleration does not reflect an increased likelihood of a ‘no deal’ outcome. Rather, it is about ensuring our plans are in place in the unlikely scenario that they need to be relied on.

You can use this pack for your own contingency planning and to help your customers, members and clients to:

  • think about how they will need to adapt their business to comply with new systems, processes and controls
  • assess the impact of the increased demand for customs declarations on their business
  • consider whether they need to recruit and train additional staff
  • stay up-to-date with these changes

Resources

Customs, excise, VAT and regulatory changes you need to know about if there is no deal

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If the UK exits the EU without a deal, UK businesses will have to apply customs, excise and VAT procedures to goods traded with the EU, in broadly the same way that already applies for goods traded outside of the EU.

Customs, excise, VAT and regulatory changes
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Trading with the EU if there's no Brexit deal

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How trade with EU countries might change if the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’ on 29 March 2019.

Trading with the EU if there's no Brexit deal
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Ferry or Channel Tunnel operators moving goods between the UK and the EU - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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The trade that you carry out with the EU will broadly follow the customs controls that apply for the rest of the world. So you will need to adapt your business to comply with these new systems, processes and controls.

Ferry or Channel Tunnel operators moving goods between the UK and the EU
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Haulage companies operating between the UK and the EU - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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The trade that you carry out with the EU will broadly follow the customs controls that apply for the rest of the world. So, you will need to adapt your business to comply with these new systems, processes and controls.

Haulage companies operating between the UK and the EU
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Tour operators - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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Businesses that trade with the EU will broadly follow the same customs controls as businesses trading with the rest of the world – so they will need to adapt their business to comply with these systems, processes and controls.

Tour operators
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Express courier industry and postal services - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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Businesses that trade with the EU will broadly follow the same customs controls as businesses trading with the rest of the world – so they will need to adapt their business to comply with these systems, processes and controls.

Express courier industry and postal services
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Businesses supplying services to the EU - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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Businesses that trade with the EU will broadly follow the same customs controls as businesses trading with the rest of the world – so they will need to adapt their business to comply with these systems, processes and controls.

Businesses supplying services to the EU
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Traders with the rest of the world only - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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UK customs processes for rest of the world trade will not be affected. However, as a business trading with the rest of the world, you may find you will need to adapt certain systems or processes.

Traders with the rest of the world only
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Traders exporting to the EU only - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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The trade that you carry out with the EU will broadly follow the customs controls that apply for the rest of the world – you will need to adapt your business to comply with these new systems, processes and controls.

Traders exporting to the EU only
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Traders with the EU and the rest of the world - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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The trade that you carry out with the EU will broadly follow the customs controls that you follow for the rest of the world – you will need to adapt your business to comply with these systems, processes and controls for your EU trade as set out in the previous documents.

Traders with the EU and the rest of the world
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