BEIS Post-Transition Rules explainer videos
BEIS has issued a number of new explainer videos for SMEs on Post-Transition Rules.
The UK Government has set out the following 6 key actions that many businesses may have to take following the end of the transition period with the EU.
1. Goods - if you import or export goods to the EU, you must get an EORI number, make customs declarations or employ an agent to do them for you, check if your goods require extra papers (like plant or animal products) and speak to the EU business you’re trading with to make sure they’re completing the right EU paperwork. There are also special rules that apply to Northern Ireland. Hauliers must obtain a Kent Access Permit and have a negative COVID test before they head to port in Kent.
2. Services - if you deliver services to the EU, you must check whether your professional qualification is recognised by the appropriate EU regulator.
3. People - if you need to hire skilled staff from the EU, you must apply to become a licensed sponsor.
4. Travel - if you need to travel to the EU for business, you must check whether you need a visa or work permit.
5. Data - if your goods are protected by Intellectual Property (IP), you will need to check the new rules for parallel exporting IP protected goods from the UK to the EU, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. You risk infringing on IP rights if you do not follow the new rules.
6. Accounting and reporting - if your business has a presence in the EU you may need to change how you undertake accounting and reporting to ensure compliance with the relevant requirements.
The UK Government has produced a series of on demand videos designed to help businesses familiarise themselves with the new rules and the actions they should take following the end of the transition period with the EU.
The new content is aimed at all businesses and covers 18 topic areas (full list below), with additional sector signposting for 12 BEIS sectors (details below).
List of video explainers:
1. Businesses and Trade Agreements (not yet available)
2. Businesses Engaged in Emissions Trading
3. Businesses Hiring Overseas Staff
4. Businesses Involved in the Horizon 2020 Funding Service
5. Businesses Involved with Data
6. Businesses Operating Online
7. Businesses Preparing and Auditing Financial Accounts
8. Businesses who Import and Export
9. Businesses Providing Services to EU Markets
10. Businesses Shipping Waste between GB and EU
11. Businesses Working with Intellectual Property
12. Chemical Regulations
13. Moving Goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland
14. Placing and Selling Goods on the Market
15. REACH Chemical Regulations
16. Recognition of Professional Qualifications
17. Rules of Origin
18. Trade Tariffs
List of sectors:
4. Civil Nuclear
6. Consumer Goods
7. Electronics and Machinery
9. Life Sciences
10. Metals and Other Materials
12. Services and Investment