Defra advice for imports during transition period

7 February 2020

The UK is now in a year-long transition period before if finally leaves the EU, with the Government hoping that the long-awaited trade deal between the two sides will be agreed during this period.

Import-restrictive measures hit high point again

26 November 2019

Historically high levels of trade-restrictive measures are having a clear impact on growth, job creation and purchasing power around the world according to Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

CHIEF and transitional simplified procedures

1 November 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued instructions to traders wanting to make declarations themselves for goods imported using transitional simplified procedures (TSPs) after Brexit.

MPs demand Government’s tariff plans

7 March 2019

There have been unconfirmed reports that, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, the Government could slash tariffs on imported goods by between 80% and 90%.