When you are running an international retail business, the smooth transition of your goods into the UK could not be more important. Your goods not only need to arrive, they must arrive without delay, with the right amount of duty paid and, with the correct completion and filing of a customs declaration.

At the end of the transition period, we expect to see a significant increase in the volume of customs declarations being processed per year. Moreover, your existing supply chain may not be fully equipped to ensure that you will be compliant in the future framework. Deloitte’s Global Trade Bureau is a tech-enabled customs compliance solution that takes care of your customs calculations and declarations, filing and end-to-end process.

In Deloitte's new guide 'Importing EU Products of Animal Origin into Great Britain at the end of the transition period' you can find the best insight, key dates, and what you need to do now to prepare your business before January 1st. 

Make sure that you understand what new certificates will need to accompany your goods, who is responsible for POAO formalities, what types of goods will be affected, and how to identify the risks your business may face. 

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By virtue of our Partnership with Deloitte, BRC members can benefit from a 15% discount on Deloitte customs declarations service. If you need help with customs declarations and want to take advantage of this special arrangement, please contact Caroline Barraclough, Partner and Global Trade Leader at cbarraclough@deloitte.co.uk; or Sam Kiely, Indirect Tax Associate Director at skiely@deloitte.co.uk.

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Through our partnership with Deloitte and their market-leading Global Trade Advisory teamGlobal Trade Bureau and Global Brexit Insights, we’re able to bring additional guidance, support and expertise to our retail members.

By virtue of our Partnership with Deloitte, BRC members can also benefit from additional support on customs declarations.

  • Looking for third party support? BRC members can benefit from a 15% discount on the Deloitte customs declarations service.
  • Managing customs compliance in-house? BRC members are invited to take part in trials of a new Deloitte technology platform that uses automated intelligence to enable businesses to prepare and submit their own customs declarations.
If you want to take advantage of the discounted service or learn more about preparing customs declarations in-house, please contact: