We recommend you follow the step by step guide on exporting your goods: https://www.gov.uk/export-goods
There are new restrictions, paperwork, costs and processes in place to export your goods. You do require an EORI number to enable you to submit declaration on all goods leaving the UK. This includes sending work from the UK, the Royal Mail offer details. Keep all your paperwork (invoices, receipts, correspondence)
we recommend you follow the gov.uk step by step guide on importing goods: https://www.gov.uk/import-goods-into-uk
There are new restrictions, paperwork, costs and processes in place. You do require an EORI number. If you're VAT registered, you can claim back any VAT you paid on the goods you've imported. You’ll need your Import VAT Certificate (C79).
valid for 12 months and can be used multi times. This is for taking goods temporarily out of the UK such as samples and equipment.
Movement of People
This involved work permits and visa's. For clarification, some EU countries (like the UK) merge work permits and visa's as one, some countries they are separate. For any individual working for longer than 90days in a given year will require a work permit or visa. For those not working for longer than 90days would not, however, we do recommend you check before you plan your travel. For clarification, Trade Fairs & exhibitions, After sales and purchasing would not require a work permit or visa if less than 90 days.
There will be more clarification early February, where EU member states confirm if the tax contributions are payable under the current rules for individuals working for less than 24 month contracts, known as 'Detached Workers'.
Bridging mechanism currently in place (for up to 6months) as negotiations are still occurring. UK are lobbying the continuing of free flow of data. We recommend all businesses and organizations understand their data flows and how they protect their data and show this in their data security policies.
There will be changes to how the Intellectual Property (IP) system and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will operate. These changes will affect:
- Trademarks and designs
- Parallel trade from the UK to the EEA
- Unregistered designs
You can find out more information about all of these changes in this news story from the IPO.
Help is available to ensure your business is ready;
- Consider carefully where to disclose your designs to ensure they have adequate protection in their most important market;
- If you export IP-protected goods on the secondary or parallel market, contact the rights holder in the EEA to see if you have permission to continue to parallel export.
- Consider if you want exports to continue if you are a business that owns the IP rights for goods currently parallel exported from the UK to the EEA.
If you do not take action, there is a risk your business operations will be interrupted. You can find out what other actions you may need to take by using the checker tool at gov.uk/transition and signing up for business readiness updates.
Many thanks to Briffa Intellectual Property for providing this information for the Crafts Council.
Three must-have items to make travel viable
- a passport with at least 6 months left on it
- full travel/third party/health insurance and remember when you get across the channel
- turn data roaming on your phone OFF, as data roaming charges will now apply (always check your service network).