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The UK is leaving the EU single market and customs union, and the end of the transition period will affect citizens, businesses, as well as travel to and from the EU.
A three staged approach on border control
From 1 January 2021, controls will be placed on the movement of goods between Great Britain (GB) and the EU.
The UK Government will implement full border controls on imports coming into GB from the EU. Recognising the impact of coronavirus on businesses’ ability to prepare, the UK Government has taken the decision to introduce the new border controls in three stages up until 1 July 2021.The stages will be:
1 January 2021
1 April 2021
1 July 2021
To prepare for the first stage on 1 January 2021, there are key steps you can take now.
For detailed guidance on these steps click here
Check if you are eligible for a Customs Intermediary Grant
Eligible organisations can apply for funding to reimburse costs associated with increasing their capacity and enhancing their ability to complete customs declarations.
Eligible organisations can apply for funding for recruitment, employee training and IT, in preparation for additional customs declarations.
Eligible organisations include traders and customs intermediaries (such as customs brokers, fast parcel operators and freight forwarders).
Attend a webinar
BEIS are hosting a series of free webinars which will help you check the new rules and understand the actions you need to take.
The live sessions will take place at the following times:
- Metals and other materials – 11am, Tuesday 20 October
- Electronics and machinery – 11am, Wednesday 21 October
- Consumer goods – 11am, Thursday 22 October
- Life Sciences – 11am, Tuesday 27 October
- Construction – 11am, Wednesday 28 October
- Aerospace – 11am, Thursday 29 October
The webinars will also be available afterwards.
Make sure you’re ready with the gov.uk online tool
Answer a few questions to get a personalised list of actions for you and your business.