Government advice for companies importing, exporting or moving goods through the UK

  • Submitted 4 April 2019
  • Applicable Law European Union , Ireland
  • Topic Brexit

The Irish Government has issued new guidance which is addressed to Irish companies importing, exporting or moving goods through the UK.

The guidance sates that all such businesses should:

  1. register with Revenue for a customs number (an Economic Operators Registration and Identification or EORI number).
    This applies irrespective of the volume or value of trade undertaken. Further information is available from here.
  2. review their supply chain to assess how it may be affected and build contingency into their business planning and cash flow management;
  3. check for reliance on products or services that are certified to conformity with EU regulations and standards by a UK body. The guidance states that such certificates or licences may no longer be valid in a no deal scenario and therefore businesses will need to take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with EU regulations and standards;

The guidance also contains information specific to businesses importing directly from the UK.

Further information is available from www.gov.ie here.

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