The United Kingdom’s Minister of State, David Frost, announced that the United Kingdom is delaying implementing certain border controls. This is not the first time dates of implementation have been pushed back.
Since January 1 2021 the United Kingdom is no longer a part of the European Union, which means it is also no longer part of the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union.
With Brexit almost one and a half month underway we are seeing hiccups in the flows of goods between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
The European Union and the United Kingdom both took a different approach to the customs checks after Brexit at the border between the two.
The first month of Brexit is behind us. As many companies built up stock on both sides of the British Channel to make sure there were no shortages, the first weeks were relatively quiet.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has sent out a message that its systems processing transit shipments have maxed out.
On January 1st 2021 the new free trade agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom will go into effect. This will mean changes in how goods can be imported into the United Kingdom from the European Union and vice versa. The changes outlined below pertain to the import of goods using preferential rates.