Metals and Materials

Metals and Materials businesses should take these five actions as a start:

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Visit gov.uk/transition to find out what new rules they need to follow.

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Check the new rules on importing and exporting goods between the EU and Great Britain. Different rules apply in Northern Ireland.

  • If a business sends goods from Great Britain to customers in Europe, they must complete export declarations for those goods. Goods exported to the EU may be subject to additional checks.
  • If they import goods from Europe that are on the controlled goods list (such as high risk animal products, alcohol or tobacco, or firearms), they must also complete declarations. If a business imports non controlled goods into Great Britain from Europe, they may be able to defer import declarations for up to six months.
  • If they import non controlled goods into Great Britain from Europe, they may be able to defer import declarations for up to six months.
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    Use GOV.UK guidance to understand trading arrangements for non EU countries. Businesses need to check if the UK has negotiated a trade agreement with the country they will be trading with.

    • Trading with countries outside the EU may change. Businesses need to find out about the trade agreements that the UK has signed or agreed in principle, and the agreements that are still under discussion.

     

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    If businesses are moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland, they need to check the latest guidance.

    • The Northern Ireland Protocol has come into force. There are special provisions which only apply in Northern Ireland so if a business moves goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland they need to make sure they check the latest guidance here on GOV.UK
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    If businesses are moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland, they need to check the latest guidance.

    • The Northern Ireland Protocol has come into force. There are special provisions which only apply in Northern Ireland so if a business moves goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland they need to make sure they check the latest guidance here on GOV.UK