If you will be exporting to the EU, or sending goods to Northern Ireland, after 31 December 2020, these are the key steps you need to take in preparation:
- Check that you have an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number. If you don’t, you’ll need to apply for one.
- Check the commodity/tariff codes for your products.
- Know what health certificates your products need.
- Check your product labelling to make sure it is valid.
- Decide if you want to make customs declarations yourself or appoint a Customs Intermediary.
- Ensure your Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) outlining the delivery and shipping responsibilities are correct and up to date.
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