7 February 2019: Transitional Simplified Procedure registration opens today
In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, from 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019, many UK businesses will need to apply the same procedures to EU trade that apply when trading with the rest of the world.
Currently, under import processes for trading with the rest of the world, goods are not released from customs control until you make a full import declaration and pay the duty owed in full.
HMRC has put in place transitional simplified procedures to make it easier for you to import goods from the EU using roll on roll off locations like Dover or the Channel Tunnel.
What you’ll need to register:
• EORI number to trade with the EU
• Unique Taxpayer Reference (if you have one)
• VAT registration number (if you have one)
• business name and UK address
• contact details