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Delayed import declarations: how to delay paying customs duty and import VAT

10 May 2021

The following has been circulated by HMRC:

As the UK has left the European Union, there are new customs and tax rules you need to follow when you buy from or sell to Europe, or if you move goods or equipment in or out of the UK for business. This includes making customs declarations on all goods that youbring into or send out of the UK.

HMRC understand how challenging it can be to adapt your business to meet these new rules. That’s why HMRC are continuing to offer support to help you through the steps you need to take to carry on trading with the EU. This includes a letter to all customers based in Great Britain who import or export to the EU, webinars and up-to-date information on GOV‌‌‌‌.UK.

This week, learn more about:

Support and guidance for businesses

HMRC have a range of customer support, online guidance and tutorials available to help you adapt to new rules for trade with the EU. Here’s some of the support that’s available for you:

YouTube videos

Watch these short videos on HMRC's YouTube channel to familiarise yourself with customs processes and what you need to do before trading goods with the EU.

Live webinars

Daily webinars including:

  • Customs Import Declarations: An overview
  • Exporting: what you need to do to keep your goods moving
  • Importing: what you need to know about Staged Controls
  • Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary.

If you’d like to attend a webinar you can register here.