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Brexit and end of transition period business checklist

Workforce

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Employing EU Citizens

  • All EU citizens who wish to continue living and working in Jersey after 2020 need to apply to the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme (JEUSS). 
  • Any EU citizen arriving before 1 January 2021 is eligible to the scheme and applications can be made up to 30 June 2021.
  • We are experiencing delays in processing applications due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will introduce an online solution to this soon.
  • Any EU citizen that will be new to the Island after 2020 will require a visa to work and the employer will need a work permit.

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme application

Entering Jersey after 31 December 2020

Travel

  • British passport holders, including those holding Jersey variant British passports, must have at least 6 months validity remaining on their passport and ensure the passport has no more than a 10 year period of validity.

Passport rules for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

Future training needs

  • Do your staff need training in relation to submitting customs declarations?
  • Do your staff need training in relation to using the UK Global Tariff and classifying goods?
  • Do your staff need to better understand the customs facilitations available to reduce the impact of customs processes?
  • Do your staff need training in relation to accessing and using CAESAR - the customs freight handling and declaration system?

List of customs training providers on gov.uk

Future staffing needs

  • Nothing will change for future employees that are British, Irish or EU citizens that have applied to the Jersey-EU Settlement Scheme?
  • If you have seasonal or temporary EU staff that have worked in the Island before the end of 2020 they may be eligible for settled status and will be able to continue to return to the Island and work without a visa or a work permit. 
  • Any EU citizen that will be new to the Island after 2020 will require a visa to work and the employer will need a work permit.

The UK's future skills-based immigration system on gov.uk

 

 

Importing, exporting and transporting

​Area
Issues to consider​
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Cross Border Trade

  • How resilient is your supply chain?
  • Are you aware of EU import and export requirements?
  • Have you considered using a customs intermediary, agent or broker?
  • Have you checked the tariffs that will apply to imported goods from 1 January 2021?
  • Are you familiar with the new export processes and the need to check licensing requirements?
  • Have you considered the commercial contracts you currently have with EU trading partners that may be altered or affected by leaving the EU?
  • Are you aware of the international Incoterm rules?
  • Are you familiar with the process of classifying your goods?
  • Are you familiar with how to value your goods for customs purposes? 

Tariff lookup on gov.uk

Check how to export goods on gov.uk

Incoterms rules on iccwbo website

UK Global Tariff on gov.uk

Valuation for customs purposes on gov.uk

Customs checks

  • Are you aware of the new customs controls that will be introduced on the 1 January 2021 in relation to trade with the EU?

Jersey Border Operating Model

Customs Approved Trader and training

  • Would you benefit from becoming a customs Approved Trader?
  • If so, have you considered how you will access and use CAESAR - the customs freight handling and declaration system?
  • Have you checked your suitability with customs for trade facilitations, for example transit?
  • If so, are you aware of the requirements?

How to become a customs approved trader

Regulations, finances and data

​Area
Issues to consider​​Resources

Consumer rights

  • Are you aware of the legal rights of consumers and the legal requirements in the markets outside Jersey that you are selling goods into?

Jersey Trading Standards 

Jersey Citizens Advice

Regulation and competition policy

  • What regulatory do you work with?
  • Will your insurance policies be affected by Brexit-related changes to the business environment?
  • Are you insured for storing additional stock or raw materials?

Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority

Legal changes

  • Should terms of your contracts be reviewed in light of Brexit?
  • Do they make references to the EU or the UK still being an EU Member State?
  • Does your contract rely on EU regulation applicable to contractual arrangements?
  • Does your business form part of a group that has a UK company with cross-border operations?
  • Is your business impacted by changes brought about by or made as a result of implementing legislation under the European Union (Repeal and Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018?

European Union (Repeal and Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018

European Union Legislation (Implementation) (Jersey) Law 2014

UK guidance on structuring your business on gov.uk



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