Brexit Hub

New rules around UK-EU trade have now come into force. Read more here.

The Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce team are here to help you ensure you have the latest information to continue trading internationally with minimal disruption.

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Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions around Brexit.

Can’t find an answer to your question? Call our International Trade team on 01522 846929


We have compiled Frequently Asked Questions for businesses around UK-EU trading.

Topics include:

– What has changed?
– Customs declarations
– Costs associated with the new requirements
– Trading with Ireland
– Grant funding for businesses
– Taxes and tariffs
– Commodity coding
– Recruiting from, and traveling to the EU

Can’t find an answer to your question? Call our International Trade team on 01522 846929

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This is a customs declaration service delivered by our Chamber for UK importers and exporters, of all sizes.

With our extensive knowledge, reputation and first-class service in facilitating International Trade, we can take the hassle out of your hands when it comes to importing and exporting goods.

With our direct links to HMRC Customs handling system and inventory linked ports, we can ensure that your goods, no matter where they enter or leave the UK, will be cleared for onward transportation smoothly and swiftly.

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Importing and Exporting

The process for importing goods from the EU has changed.  Click here for a step-by-step guide to importing.

Click here for advice to UK traders on how to submit their delayed customs import declarations for non-controlled goods imported from the EU.

HMRC have provided a flowchart which will be useful when trying to 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.

Download the flowchart here.

The process for exporting goods to the EU has changed. Click here for a step-by-step guide to exporting.

Watch the short videos below for a quick overview of the new rules around UK-EU import and export.

What you need to know to send goods out of the UK

What you need to know to bring goods into the UK

UK’s new points-based immigration system – Employer guidance

The way you hire from the EU has changed, you will need to register as a licensed sponsor to hire eligible people from outside the UK.

Free movement has ended, and the new points-based immigration system introduced job, salary and language requirements that change the way you hire from the EU.

The new system treats EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which employers recruit from outside the UK.

The new system will not apply to EU employees already working for you in the UK.

Click the link below to find out how to become a sponsor, who you can hire and how the system works.

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Right to Work Checks

The UK Home Office has produced guidance and a checklist to help employers with the new ‘right to work check’ process which began on 1 July 2021.

Employers are no longer able to accept EU passports or ID cards as valid proof of right to work for new staff, with the exception of Irish citizens. Instead, you should conduct an online check for job applicants that hold digital proof of their immigration status in the UK, known as an eVisa.

A manual check can be completed for UK and Irish nationals who can use their passport, or other identity document, as proof of their right to work. You will also need to complete a manual check for individuals in the UK who cannot prove their immigration status online.

It is important to note you do not need to retrospectively check the status of any EU, EEA, or Swiss citizens you employed before 1 July 2021.

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Useful Resources

The Brexit checker tool should be your first port of call for questions around Brexit

Action for businesses PDF

Sector specific Brexit transition actions PDF

Business Support Helpline allows you to speak to advisors for free advice.

The Local Communications Toolkit provides campaign material to be used for promoting the actions citizens and businesses need to take. For further information please contact the Cabinet Office.

The Border Operating Model provides actions that traders, hauliers, ports and carriers now need to take.

Resources for traders on rules around the border:

View exclusive series of videos and e-guides focussing on the changes to Customs Declarations, Rules of Origin and Tariffs and what they mean for your business.

Further information

Exporting active substances manufactured in Great Britain from 1 January 2021 – click here

Export licences and certificates from 1 January 2021 – click here

HMRC newsletter on Community, Common Transit and Transport International Roturiers – click here

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