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EU Exit 2020 - Downloads

The UK exited the European Union (EU) at 11pm on 31 December 2020.

In the run up to that exit BIFA campaigned to ensure that the movement of the UK’s visible import and export trade did not become overburdened by over complicated trade procedures.

BIFA is a neutral body and will provide information to support our members with  legislative changes from 1 January 2021.

Further news of the UK's Exit from the EU can be found here: EU EXIT 2020 - NEWS

 

Short Straits Technical Webinar held on 08/11/2021

Published: Thu. 11 Nov 2021  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
Short Straits Technical Webinar - Slide Pack

Making sure your rest of the world to Northern Ireland declarations are successfully submitted on the Customs Declaration Service

Published: Mon. 18 Oct 2021  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
If you use preference, valuation methods 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, or authorised-use relief arrangements, there are steps you may need to take to ensure your declaration is accepted.

Moving goods between the rest of the world and Northern Ireland from 31 October 2021

Published: Mon. 18 Oct 2021  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
This letter is confirmation that this contingency will end, as planned, on 31 October and from 1 November these movements must be declared on the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the UK’s future single customs platform.

Safety and security requirements on imports and exports

Published: Wed. 22 Sep 2021  -  This file will open in a new window or tab.
Background and legislation

The Border Operating Model - Mark 3

Published: Tue. 20 Jul 2021  -  This file will open in a new window or tab.
When the Government in March this year announced a deferral to implementing stages 2 and 3 of the Border Operating Model (BOM) leading to the UK implementing full border controls, it failed to update the BOM. This document has now been updated including the new timeframes and information regarding new systems and the procedures required to make these work. In addition, there are case studies covering the import and export of goods , including goods subject to additional control.

Goods arriving in Great Britain without an import declaration (CIP 1)

Published: Wed. 7 Jul 2021  -  This file will open in a new window or tab.
It is expected that importers will make sure haulage companies are moving their goods compliantly in future and HMRC will monitor this to identify and address repeated non-compliance.

Letter from Lord Agnew - IBFs 6 July 2021

Published: Tue. 6 Jul 2021  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
More information that will be useful to haulier drivers who use Inland Border Facilities (IBFs) when moving goods in and out of the UK.

Find out when to make an exit summary declaration

Published: Tue. 23 Mar 2021  -  This file will open in a new window or tab.
If you're moving goods outside the UK, you'll need to make an exit summary declaration if you've not fulfilled safety and security requirements with a customs export declaration.

Government Contact Lists

Published: Mon. 8 Feb 2021  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
Latest contact details for various Government Department telephone numbers and web links.

EU Exit Access to Guidance and information

Published: Mon. 18 Jan 2021  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
Useful information and helpline numbers,


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