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Trade tariffs and migration

The Home Office has created an Employer Toolkit to equip businesses with the tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

There’s information here on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens after Brexit and information here for landlords and letting agents on right-to-rent checks on EU citizens.

Here’s a link to share with any of your employees who are EU citizens who need to register under the Settlement Scheme and also details here of the Assisted Digital Service for those that don’t have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has produced a special EU Exit edition of its Employer Bulletin. This highlights arrangements for UK employers who send workers to the EU, EEA or Switzerland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Click here for official guidance on importing from the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit and here for guidance on exporting to the EU.

There’s information from HMRC here on declaring your goods at customs in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The official trade tariff look-up tool enables businesses to look up commodity codes to classify goods for import and export so you can:

  • Fill in declarations and other paperwork
  • Check if there’s duty or VAT to pay
  • Find out about duty reliefs

The Department for International Trade has now published details of tariffs that will apply to imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Click here. The full Tariff Reference document, listing every tariff is here.

Exporters who are struggling to find the information they need can contact the Department for International Trade directly through its EU Exit Enquiry Form.

In the event of the UK leaving the UK without a withdrawal agreement, trade with the EU – and other countries with which the EU has trade agreements – will be subject to World Trade Organisation tariffs. Details here.

The Government is hoping to roll over many existing trade agreements between the EU and non-EU countries so that they continue to apply to the UK after Brexit. To see how this is progressing, click here.

Click here for information on rules of origin requirements for traders if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

Click here for guidance on placing manufactured goods on the EU internal market in the event of a no-deal Brexit. For importers, there’s information here on placing manufactured goods on the UK market.

Click here for advice on providing services to the EU in the event of no deal.

The Department for International Trade has published guidance for UK exporters to specific markets in the event of a no-deal Brexit:

Exporting to Afghanistan after EU Exit
Exporting to Algeria after EU Exit
Exporting to Angola after EU Exit
Exporting to Argentina after EU Exit
Exporting to Australia after EU Exit
Exporting to Austria after EU Exit
Exporting to Azerbaijan after EU Exit
Exporting to Bahrain after EU Exit
Exporting to Bangladesh after EU Exit
Exporting to Barbados after EU Exit
Exporting to Belgium after EU Exit
Exporting to Bosnia and Herzegovina after EU Exit
Exporting to Brazil after EU Exit
Exporting to Brunei after EU Exit
Exporting to Bulgaria after EU Exit
Exporting to Burma after EU Exit
Exporting to Cameroon after EU Exit
Exporting to Canada after EU Exit
Exporting to Chile after EU Exit
Exporting to China after EU Exit
Exporting to Colombia after EU Exit
Exporting to Costa Rica after EU Exit
Exporting to Cote d’Ivoire after EU Exit
Exporting to Croatia after EU Exit
Exporting to Cuba after EU Exit
Exporting to Cyprus after EU Exit
Exporting to Czech Republic after EU Exit
Exporting to Denmark after EU Exit
Exporting to Dominican Republic after EU Exit
Exporting to Ecuador after EU Exit
Exporting to Egypt after EU Exit
Exporting to Estonia after EU Exit
Exporting to Ethiopia after EU Exit
Exporting to Finland after EU Exit if there’s no deal
Exporting to France after EU Exit
Exporting to Germany after EU Exit
Exporting to Ghana after EU Exit
Exporting to Greece after EU Exit
Exporting to Guyana after EU Exit
Exporting to Hong Kong after EU Exit
Exporting to Hungary after EU Exit
Exporting to India after EU Exit
Exporting to Indonesia after EU Exit
Exporting to Iran after EU Exit
Exporting to Iraq after EU Exit
Exporting to Ireland after EU Exit
Exporting to Israel after EU Exit
Exporting to Italy after EU Exit
Exporting to Jamaica after EU Exit
Exporting to Japan after EU Exit
Exporting to Jordan after EU Exit
Exporting to Kazakhstan after EU Exit
Exporting to Kenya after EU Exit
Exporting to Kuwait after EU Exit
Exporting to Latvia after EU Exit
Exporting to Lebanon after EU Exit
Exporting to Libya after EU Exit
Exporting to Lithuania after EU Exit
Exporting to Luxembourg after EU Exit
Exporting to Macao after EU Exit
Exporting to Malaysia after EU Exit
Exporting to Malta after EU Exit
Exporting to Mongolia after EU Exit
Exporting to Morocco after EU Exit
Exporting to Mozambique after EU Exit
Exporting to New Zealand after EU Exit
Exporting to Nicaragua after EU Exit
Exporting to Nigeria after EU Exit
Exporting to Oman after EU Exit
Exporting to Pakistan after EU Exit
Exporting to Panama after EU Exit
Exporting to Papua New Guinea after EU Exit
Exporting to Peru after EU Exit
Exporting to Portugal after EU Exit
Exporting to Qatar after EU Exit
Exporting to Romania after EU Exit
Exporting to Russia after EU Exit
Exporting to Rwanda after EU Exit
Exporting to Saudi Arabia after EU Exit
Exporting to Serbia after EU Exit
Exporting to Singapore after EU Exit
Exporting to Slovakia after EU Exit
Exporting to Slovenia after EU Exit
Exporting to South Africa after EU Exit
Exporting to South Korea after EU Exit
Exporting to Spain after EU Exit
Exporting to Sri Lanka after EU Exit
Exporting to Sweden after EU Exit
Exporting to Taiwan after EU Exit
Exporting to Tanzania after EU Exit
Exporting to Thailand after EU Exit
Exporting to the Netherlands after EU Exit
Exporting to the Palestinian Territories after EU Exit
Exporting to the Philippines after EU Exit
Exporting to the USA after EU Exit
Exporting to Trinidad and Tobago after EU Exit
Exporting to Tunisia after EU Exit
Exporting to Turkey after EU Exit
Exporting to Uganda after EU Exit
Exporting to Ukraine after EU Exit
Exporting to United Arab Emirates after EU Exit
Exporting to Venezuela after EU Exit
Exporting to Vietnam after EU Exit

The Make UK’s Brexit Toolkit (you must register to use it) is designed to help businesses deal with trade and migration issues arising as a result of Brexit.

The self-audit trade tool delivers a report to help you plan for the cost of trading with the EU after Brexit.

There is also a migration section, which helps businesses future proof their workforce against new legislation and settlement rules.

You can find out the:

– tariff code of your product
– duty amounts of the components or finished items bought or sold
– options available to colleagues who have migrated to the UK and implications for UK workers posted to the EU
– practical guidance for employers relating to EU workers and their rights to work in the UK
– an easy to understand report of cost implications and operational considerations when importing or exporting
– relevant, timely guidance, created by experts with vast experience in a range of related fields