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Essential advice on the new import/export rules for 2021

Posted on: 22/01/2021

Following the trade agreement between the UK and EU here are the latest guidelines on importing/exporting from the Government.

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Claiming Preferential Rates of duty

This claiming preference flowchart will help you decide if your goods qualify for preference when importing from the EU. Those wishing to re-export EU goods from the UK may also find it useful.

UK Trade agreements

Customs declarations for goods you bring or receive into the UK or EU

Placing Manufactured goods on the EU market from 1st January 2021

Look up Tariffs for importing into the UK from 2021

Here is a link to the 35 page summary of the agreement


The checker tool will give you a personalised list of actions you need to take now;

The Trade with the UK tool has information for international businesses exporting goods into the UK;

The Check How to Export Goods tool provides information for UK exporters;

For further queries you can contact the dedicated business support helplines;

See specific guidance on moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland;



If you need advice email [email protected] and you will receive a response.

Exporters who wish to receive access to a 50% discount on a majority of export documentation can join Dorset Chamber to receive this benefit from £316.00 +VAT per year (Subscription is based on the number of documents a business expects to require per annum). See

(Updated 25/01/2021)



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