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    Industry News: HMRC help for businesses using customs processes

    HMRC has been focused on helping businesses using customs processes for the first time, please find below some useful links for guidance/help available.

    Trader Emails

    These are issued weekly and provide hints and tips to help businesses get used to the new rules for importing and exporting. The topics and information contained within the emails are shaped following feedback from traders on what subjects would be helpful. Comments from the meeting will be fed in on what could be considered for future content. 

    Commodity Codes

    Resources that might be useful for any businesses looking at this subject for the first time. 

    Guidance at which also links to the Trade Tariff Tool, and help available if a trader is finding it difficult to find the right code for their goods:

    HMRC YouTube video: What are Commodity Codes?:

    VAT – some key guidance links:

    Community and Common Transit Newsletters 

    Newsletters from HMRC containing updates and guidance on Community, Common Transit and Transport International Routiers (TIR), can be found here:

    New Brexit Funding for SMEs

    More details here:

    HMRC Live Webinars 

    HMRC are continuing to deliver webinars including: 

    • What are customs import declarations? 
    • What you need to know about staged controls 
    • Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary 
    • Exporting: what you need to know to keep your goods moving 

    Sign up details for webinars here:

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham