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Using CHIEF for declaring goods into or out of Northern Ireland
Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021
Declaring reusable packaging for Great Britain imports and exports from 1 January 2021
Find out when to make an exit summary declaration
Customs Declaration Completion Requirements for Great Britain - CHIEF and CDS
Customs Declaration Completion Requirements for The Northern Ireland Protocol - CDS
Delayed Declaration Process at locations where CCSUK is the Community Systems Provider
Ongoing customs movements and procedures at the end of the transition period
Border Operating Model – Delayed Declarations
The Northern Ireland Protocol
Ports adopting GVMS
Additional data element required for Customs Declarations where customs duties maybe applicable (CIP 8)
Exporting and importing businesses: prepare for 1 January 2021
Dual NCTS System from 1st January 2012
GVMS - KEY INFOMATION FOR HAULIERS - EU/GB
GVMS - KEY INFOMATION FOR HAULIERS - NI
Changes to accounting for VAT for Northern Ireland and Great Britain from 1 January 2021
How VAT will apply for goods imported into Northern Ireland from outside the UK or EU
VAT and overseas goods sold to customers in Great Britain using online marketplaces from 1 January 2021
VAT and overseas goods sold directly to customers in Great Britain from 1 January 2021
Vixsoft Company Statement regarding BREXIT - December 2020
HMRC Grant information for organisations wishing to complete declarations
Transporting goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1 January 2021: guidance for hauliers and commercial drivers
Trader Support Service for Northern Ireland
Reasonable Worst Case Scenario for borders at the end of the transition period
The Border with the European Union
Moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol
Moving excise goods as freight under the Northern Ireland Protocol from 1 January 2021
Customs Declaration Toolkit
CDS UK Imports Guide
CDS UK Exports Guide
CDS Finance guide
CDS Movement Reference Number (MRN) guide

HMRC Grant information for organisations wishing to complete declarations
What is the Customs Grant Scheme?

HMRC has made record funding of £50 million available to enhance its Customs Grant Scheme. From 29 July 2020, organisations can apply for funding to reimburse a number of costs associated with increasing their capacity and enhancing their ability to complete customs declarations, ahead of the new rules from January 2021.

Eligible organisations can apply for funding for recruitment, employee training and IT, in preparation for additional customs declarations. Eligible organisations include traders and customs intermediaries (such as customs brokers, fast parcel operators and freight forwarders) who make or intend to make customs declarations for their own goods or on behalf of others. Organisations which recruit, train and place apprentices into customs intermediaries or other organisations which undertake customs declarations activity are also eligible to apply.

All eligible organisations which are currently and have been based in, or with a branch in, the UK for at least a year can apply for all elements of the grant.

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and we are now in a transition period that lasts until 31 December 2020. During this time there will be no change to the way organisations trade with the EU. However, we recommend to organisations that they begin preparing now for future customs arrangements from 1 January 2021, as part of the staged border controls coming into force after the end of the transition period.

Organisations who have already received funding through the scheme have appreciated the ability to access new training and resources, and the opportunity to expand their capacity and knowledge as they prepare for the future. To date, grants have supported more than 20,000 training courses, nearly 15,000 units of IT and the recruitment of almost 600 new customs agents. The additional funding will provide further support to increase recruitment of agents into the sector, as well as training and IT.

The scheme closes for applications on 30 June 2021, or earlier if funding is fully allocated. Grants will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Applications made from 29 July 2020 are subject to new eligibility criteria and new funding Terms and Conditions. Please see our eligibility page and our Terms and Conditions for more details. Please note, qualifying expenditure must have been made or committed to on or after the announcement of the additional £50m funding on 12 June 2020. The scheme eligibility criteria and funding level may be periodically reviewed and updated.

Organisations that want to apply for funding can do so online or by way of the paper-based application form.

For more information on the three types of grant available see Recruitment grant, Training grant and IT grant.

Register Here IT Grant information