Government notices

With the UK having left the EU and the transition period after Brexit coming to an end this year, the government is accelerating their messaging.

The government has shared some of the new rules that will apply from January 2021, lists actions that business should take and other critical information.

How to import goods from the EU into GB from January 2021

A guide to help you decide how you will import your goods from the EU into GB


Border Operating Model (BOM)            

A guide to how the border with the European Union will work after the transition period

The Border Operating Model – GOV.UK (


Changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021

Import and export: latest documents              

Updates from HMRC, UK Trade & Investment, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Department for Transport, Rural Payments Agency, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Border Force, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Food Standards Agency, Forestry Commission, Health and Safety Executive, and Home Office

Customs Information Papers (CIPs)                

Customs information updates providing guidance and changes in practice–2

Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) Minutes & Consultation Papers                  An HMRC-sponsored forum alongside 20 member organisations that propose changes to customs procedures and documentation relating to the entry and clearance of goods. Consultation updates from HMRC and member organisations

Tariff notices                      

Tariff notices contain information/updates about how to correctly classify certain goods for import & export

Tariff stop press notices             

Tariff stop press notices have the latest amendments to volume 2 of the printed version of the UK Trade Tariff & Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight.

Tariff quota notices                      

Tariff quota allows a finite amount of particular goods, produced outside the EU, to be imported into the EU, at a nil or reduced rate of Customs Duty, during a set period.

Notices to Exporters                    

Updates issued by the Export Control Organisation including embargoes and licence amendments

Community, Common Transit and TIR: newsletters                       

Newsletters containing updates & guidance on Community, Common Transit & Transport International Routiers (TIR)

Revenue and Customs Briefs                

Revenue and Customs briefs are bulletins giving information on developments and changes of interest. They are used to announce changes in policy or to set out the legal background to an issue and have a 6-month life span.