The end of the Brexit transition period is on 31 December 2020, and there are a number of changes that will affect the import and export of goods to and from the European Union (EU).

These changes will inevitably have an impact on the operations of stakeholders in the supply chain, whether you are a driver, a haulage company, a freight forwarder, a customs intermediary or a port operator.

The IG above shows six steps to follow to export products from Great Britain to the EU. Accordingly:

  1. Attain your economic operators registration and identification number.
  2. Engage with your customs. "Are they aware of these changes?"
  3. How are you going to export goods to the EU? Think of standard export procedures/transit.
  4. Decide whether you will use a customs intermediary.
  5. Prepare to account for VAT.
  6. Register to receive government updates.