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UK Government Reveals Three Phased Plan for Brexit Border Checks


The UK Government confirmed on the 12th June 2020 that they have formally rejected the extension to the transition period. Recognising the impact of coronavirus on businesses’ ability to prepare for the impact of leaving the EU without a Free Trade Deal, the government stated it will introduce new border controls in three stages:

Tariffs will need to be paid on all imports, payments can be deferred until the customs declaration has been made. Businesses will need to consider how they account for VAT on imported goods.

Further details will be revealed in due course in the meantime the UKFT.org (The UK Fashion & Textile Association – the most inclusive network for fashion and textile companies in the UK.) is in talks with the government regarding the importance of securing a free trade deal with the EU as rapidly as possible.

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