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PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR BREXIT

EU Exit Business Readiness
March 2019

Introduction

Welcome to a series of business readiness, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.  The objective of this Bulletin is to signpost you to tools and resources to help you and your members prepare for a no deal Exit from the EU.

Tools & Resources   

BEIS Leaving the EU: Advice for SMEs

NEW - BEIS has recently published a leaflet with information to help small businesses  prepare their business for when the UK leaves the EU: Leaving the EU Advice for SMEs

Providing services to EEA and EFTA countries after EU Exit - Guidance for UK businesses on EU service provision if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

If the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 with no deal, UK businesses will no longer operate under European Economic Area?(EEA) regulations for?the cross-border trade of services. NEW - Additional country guides were published this week that contain information and links to help businesses navigate the third country regulations in each country. The updated list is here:Providing Services to EEA and EFTA Countries after EU Exit

GOV.UK has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU:
 
https://www.gov.uk/business-uk-leaving-eu

 what their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU                                         what’s changing in their sector

  • information on specific rules and regulations

 Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.

EIS Sector Primers

These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on gov.uk. A final batch have now been published, please could you pass on to stakeholders and ask them to cascade through their networks. The sectors covered are:

Aerospace Updates - information for users/importers of chemicals and details of the temporary tariff regime: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-aerospace-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Automotive Updates - information for users/importers of chemicals and details of the temporary tariff regime: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-automotive-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Chemicals Updates - information on the temporary tariff regime:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-chemicals-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Construction and Housing Updates - information for users and importers of chemicals: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-construction-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Consumer Goods Updates - information for users/importers of chemicals and details of the temporary tariff regime: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-consumer-goods-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Electricity incl. Renewables: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-electricity-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Electronics, Machinery & Parts Updates - information for users/importers of chemicals and details of the temporary tariff regime:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-electronics-machinery-and-parts-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Gas Markets: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/gas-markets-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Life Sciences Sector Updates - information on the temporary tariff regime:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-life-sciences-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Mining and Non-metal Manufacturing 
Updates - information on the temporary tariff regime: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mining-the-manufacturing-of-non-metals-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Nuclear Sector Updates - information for users/importers of chemicals and details of the temporary tariff regime: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-nuclear-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Oil and Gas Production: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-production-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Parcel Delivery Services: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/parcel-delivery-services-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Professional & Business Services. Updates - Information on providing services to EEA and EFTA countries after EU Exit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-professional-and-business-services-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Research & Innovation: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-science-research-and-innovation-sector-and-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit

Retail Updates - information on the temporary tariff regime:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-retail-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Space Sector Updates - information for users/importers of chemicals and details of the temporary tariff regime: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-space-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Steel Updates - information for users/importers of chemicals and details of the temporary tariff regime: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/steel-and-other-metal-manufacturing-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

Recent Announcements

Importing and Exporting        

NEW - DIT published guidance on temporary rates of customs duty on imports after EU Exit: Temporary Rates of Customs Duty on Imports after EU Exit

HMRC updated guidance on how to get a UK EORI number to trade within the EU. Updates - This guidance has been updated to make it clear what the definition of a UK business is: Get a UK EORI Number to Trade Within the EU

NEW - Cross government guidance published on Avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no deal scenario: Avoiding a Hard Border in Northern Ireland in a No Deal Scenario

NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) Regulations: Customs Tariff Establishment EU Exit Regulations

NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs (Tariff Rate Quotas) Regulation: Customs Tariff Rate Quotas Regulation

NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Agreement) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019:  Customs Tariff Preferential Trade Agreement EU Exit Regulations 2019

NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs (Tariff-Free Access for Goods from Overseas Territories) Regulation: Customs Tariff Free Access for Goods from Overseas Territories

NEW - Cross government guidance published on authorised Use: Reliefs from import duty on goods brought into the United Kingdom for specified uses: Reliefs from Import Duty on Goods Brought into the UK 

NEW - Cross government guidance published on the Customs (Origin of Chargeable Goods) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Customs Origin of Chargeable Goods EU Exit Regulations 2019

NEW - DfT published guidance for hauliers on the transport of goods out of the UK by road if the UK leaves the EU without a deal:  Transport Goods out of the UK by Road if the UK Leaves the EU Without a Deal Checklist for Hauliers

DfT updated French customs guidance after Brexit. Updates - Summary of how to prepare customs declarations for roll-on roll-off freight carried between the UK and France if there is no EU Exit deal: French Customs Guidance after Brexit

DfT updated guidance to prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit for lorry and goods vehicle drivers. Updates - The guidance on applying for ECMT permits, as applications for 2019 permits closed at 11:59pm on Saturday 16 March 2019. Background to Operation Brock, the contingency plans to manage freight traffic on the major roads leading to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel: Prepare to Drive in the EU after Brexit Lorry and Goods Vehicle Drivers

NEW - DIT published guidance on checking temporary rates of customs duty on imports after EU Exit: Check Temporary Rates of Customs Duty on Imports after EU Exit

DVSA updated guidance on ECMT international road haulage permits. Updates - the guidance on applying, as applications for 2019 permits closed at 11:59pm on Saturday 16 March 2019: ECMT International Road Haulage Permits

HMRC updated statutory guidance on eligible goods and authorised uses. Updates - Replaced the ‘Authorised use: eligible goods and authorised uses’ document with an updated version: Eligible Goods and Authorised Uses

NEW - MHRA published guidance on exporting active substance manufacturer in the UK if we leave the EU without a deal: Exporting Active Substance Manufacturer in the UK if we Leave the EU Without a Deal

Regulations and Standards

FCO updated information on UK sanctions regimes if there’s no Brexit deal. Updates - Links added to Counter Terrorism and Guinea-Bissau. Added new regime page for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: UK Sanctions Regimes if there is No Brexit Deal

HSE published guidance on Health and Safety Executive information if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Updates - The guidance with links to the HSE website for more information: HSE Information if the UK Leaves the EU Without a Deal

Workforce and People

HO updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme Assisted Digital service: Updates - Assisted digital locations updated: EU Settlement Scheme Assisted Digital Service

HO updated guidance on applicant information to the EU Settlement Scheme. Updates - Information on how we use your information added: EU Settlement Scheme Applicant Information

HO updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme, ID document scanner locations. Updates - Locations in Cumnock, Kilmarnock, Tower Hamlets, Burton upon Trent, Calderdale, Hounslow and Newcastle-under-Lyme added: EU Settlement Scheme ID Document Scanner Locations

Energy & Climate

BEIS updated guidance on meeting climate change requirements if there’s no Brexit deal. Updates - The 2018 compliance deadline to surrender allowances for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is being extended from 15 March 2019 to 26 March 2019: Meeting Climate Change Requirements if there is No Brexit Deal 

Public Procurement

CO updated guidance on public-sector procurement after a no-deal Brexit. Updates – To list of e-senders that have told Cabinet Office that they intend to integrate their services with the new UK e-notification service in early 2019: Public Sector Procurement after a No Deal Brexit

Organisational Compliance

HMT updated guidance on banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal. Updates – Updated with revised information: Banking Insurance and other Financial Services if there is No Brexit Deal

Other

DfT updated guidance on preparing to drive in the EU after Brexit. Updates – Background to Operation Brock, the contingency plans to manage freight traffic on the major roads leading to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel: Prepare to Drive in the EU after Brexit

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