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EU Exit: Importing

Advice for businesses that import goods from the EU.

EU Exit: Importing

To continue trading with the EU, you will need to follow new rules for importing and exporting, including changes to customs processes and licencing.

Visit to find out what you need to do.

Download our EU Exit Guide to Importing here:

SME Brexit Support Fund

The fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice to help you with changes to trade rules with the EU. If your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover, you may be eligible.

There are two grants available, one for training and one for professional advice.

Grants for Training

  1. How to complete customs declarations
  2. How to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems
  3. Specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin

Apply here

Grants for Professional Advice

Get professional advice so your business can meet its customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements.

Apply here

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