We have now had an update from the
British Chambers of commerce regarding documentation after the 31st
The BCC have had a number of meetings recently with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to discuss the designation of Certificates of Origin after 31st January 2020. The decision has been made that all Chambers of Commerce in the UK should continue to issue EC Certificates of Origin until the end of any transition period, currently 31st December 2020. Therefore, unless advised otherwise, no UK Certificates of Origin will be issued until the 1st January 2021.
HMRC have also advised that during the transition period that preference documents (EUR1’s, ATR’s etc) will continue to be issued as they are today. The UK Government have intimated their position to the EU and expect that the EU will communicate this to EU member states and to countries with whom the EU has trade agreements once the Withdrawal Agreement has concluded its passage through parliament.
Please note, if you do experience any issues with overseas customers refusing the EC certificate or a customs document, this needs reporting to the Export department as soon as possible. This information will then be relayed to the BCC for further action to be taken.
The Chamber Network is focused on the practicalities of Brexit for business communities across the UK. Since the referendum, the Chamber of Commerce Network has been working, together with members, to identify areas where companies have concerns and calling for government to answer those practical and pragmatic questions.
We believe that there's power in working together. As the UK approaches its departure from the EU, its crucial that businesses are doing all they can to prepare for the future so we've compiled resources to help firms plan for change.
In order to help companies think about how their operations could be impacted, we have created a Business Brexit Checklist, outlining key areas of operations where firms should assess what could change after the UK's departure from the EU.
In the midst of high levels of political noise and turbulence, the British Chambers of Commerce has also created an FAQ to distil the Brexit Agreement and to help businesses understand what it means in practical terms, and a Risk Register to assess progress on 24 business-critical issues.