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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

 

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,

Community, Common Transit and TIR: newsletters

Published: Fri. 8 Jan 2021  -  This file will open in a new window or tab.
Newsletters from HMRC containing updates and guidance on Community, Common Transit and Transport International Routiers (TIR).

Using CHIEF for declaring goods into or out of Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021

Published: Wed. 30 Dec 2020  -  This file will open in a new window or tab.
From 1 January 2021, find out when you will still be able to use CHIEF (for a limited period of time) for declaring goods into or out of Northern Ireland.

Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021.

Published: Tue. 29 Dec 2020  -  This file will open in a new window or tab.
How to claim preferential rates of duty on goods covered in the UK's deal with the EU and how to declare goods imported into the UK on your import declaration.

Check an HGV is ready to cross the border (Kent Access Permit)

Published: Wed. 23 Dec 2020  -  This file will open in a new window or tab.
From 1 January 2021, HGV drivers must have a KAP to travel through Kent to the Port of Dover or the Eurotunnel and on to the EU. The permit helps manage traffic by confirming drivers have the right documents for EU import controls.


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