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The UK’s food and drink exports outside the EU are approaching pre-pandemic levels, according to figures from the Food & Drink Federation (FDF)

UK food and drink exports to non-EU nations increased 13% in the first half of 2021, accounting for 46.6 percent (£4.3 billion) of total UK food and drink exports, owing to a recovery in China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the Gulf area. This growth suggests that non-EU exports have nearly recovered to their pre-COVID levels. [...]

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RETURNED GOODS RELIEF

Customs Procedures | How to use Returned Goods Relief (RGR) to obtain tax relief if you’re reimporting goods into the UK

Introduction The Returned Goods Relief (RGR) programme enables a physical item that was previously imported into a territory, to be reintroduced into that territory without the need to repay tax (because this was accounted for at the time of its initial import). Aircraft are ideal examples of 'goods' that often move between jurisdictions and tax [...]

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UK-New Zealand trade deal will be a boost for British consumers and exporters

UK-New Zealand trade deal will be a boost for British consumers and exporters

UK-New Zealand trade deal will be a boost for British consumers and exporters. A trade deal with New Zealand might benefit British consumers and exporters by eliminating tariffs of up to 10% on a range of high-quality products. A new pact would eliminate import taxes on a wide range of UK goods entering the New [...]

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Customs Procedures Codes (CPCs)

Customs Procedure Codes (CPC) | CUSTOMS ACRONYMS & GLOSSARY

Introduction The customs procedure codes (CPCs) identify the customs and/or excise regimes which goods are being entered into and removed from (where this applies). The CPC is completed at export as well as import. CPC Format The CPC is based on a 2 digit community code which identifies a customs procedure, eg removal from warehouse, [...]

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Customs Declaration Service (CDS) to become UK’s single customs platform

Customs Declaration Service (CDS) to become UK’s single customs platform HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stated that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), a world-class technology-based system, will take over as the UK's single customs platform on 31 March 2023. HMRC will phase out its Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. All firms [...]

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Following industry pressure, the government delays the requirement for businesses to acquire the UKCA mark by a year

The government announced a delay in the obligation for manufacturers to use the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark on items put on the UK market. Businesses can now use the mark – which will eventually replace the EU's CE mark – but are not required to do so until 1 January 2023. As with the [...]

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UK Global Tariff (UKGT) | CUSTOMS ACRONYMS & GLOSSARY

Introduction UKGT applies to any goods imported into the UK from countries which the UK does not have a Free Trade Agreement in place, and which are not covered by any other specific exemption i.e. a tariff suspension. UKGT is a new regime that has been developed to meet the needs of the UK economy, [...]

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UK Certificate of Origin

UK Certificate of Origin | CUSTOMS ACRONYMS & GLOSSARY

Introduction If you’re importing or exporting goods with a country that has a trade agreement with the UK, the goods are likely to have a reduced or nil rate of duty based on their origin.You’ll need to: prove to HMRC that you can claim preference for the goods you are importing give the person receiving [...]

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