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UK and New Zealand Sign Comprehensive Trade Deal

The UK has negotiated a far-reaching trade deal with New Zealand that will remove trade restrictions on a vast range of UK goods and services and give new opportunities for British firms. The deal was signed by International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan and New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor. After achieving [...]

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Brexit shaves a record £20 billion off UK exports in a single year, while EU imports also decline

Brexit shaves a record £20 billion off UK exports in a single year, while EU imports also decline. According to recent estimates, the UK's exports to EU countries fell by a record £20 billion in just 20 months. Sales to the EU fell more than any other country in 2021, according to ONS statistics, as [...]

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animal origin (POAO) and animal by-products (ABP)

New requirements for the importation of goods of animal origin (POAO) and animal by-products (ABP) from the European Union (EU) to the United Kingdom (UK) (GB) Beginning January 1, 2022

New requirements for the importation of goods of animal origin (POAO) and animal by-products (ABP) from the European Union (EU) to the United Kingdom (UK) (GB) Beginning January 1, 2022 Following the Government's declaration in September 2021 that some EU-GB Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) import regulations would take effect on 1 July 2022, we want [...]

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HMRC Staged Customs Controls rules

HMRC Staged Customs Controls rules update: No delay on making import customs declarations from Jan 2022

From 1 January 2022, you will no longer be able to delay making import customs declarations under the Staged Customs Controls rules that have applied during 2021. Most customers will have to make declarations and pay relevant tariffs at the point ofimport. Before 1 January 2022, you should consider how you are going to submit [...]

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HMRC modifies the Exit Summary (EXS) Declaration in response to user feedback

HMRC modifies the Exit Summary (EXS) Declaration in response to user feedback

Since 1 October 2021, certain movements between the United Kingdom and the European Union require EXS disclosures. Additionally, HMRC has made some minor adjustments to the GOV.UK document Safety and Security Requirements on Imports and Exports; these changes are detailed below. The following modifications have been made to the document's body: Removal of the temporary [...]

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hmrc covid impact annual report

COVID’s impact dominates the HMRC’s yearly report

HMRC's annual report for 2020-21 indicates that the pandemic has damaged not only its day-to-day operations, tax revenues, and customer service, but also has the potential to jeopardise the implementation of the new plastic packaging tax and the updating of HMRC's telephonic services. The Tax Faculty summarises the important points. Unsurprisingly, the study concentrates on [...]

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The United Kingdom’s government Introduces the “Border Innovation Hub” as part of the Roadmap for Technology and Innovation

The United Kingdom's government Introduces the "Border Innovation Hub" as part of the Roadmap for Technology and Innovation This hub consolidates data from across government in order to assist industry in developing the tools necessary to innovate at the border. This hub provides access to border-related Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that enable businesses to interface [...]

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The UK government establishes a more realistic timeline for implementing border controls

The UK government establishes a more realistic timeline for implementing border controls. The government announced a revised, more practical timeline for implementing full import controls on products imported from the EU to the UK. The pandemic has had a more enduring effect on businesses in the United Kingdom and the European Union than many analysts anticipated [...]

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