Day One, No Deal (D1ND) preparation: UK guidance on Tariffs
The UK Government is publishing information on essential policies which would need to be in place if the UK were to leave without a deal.
This information includes the government’s approach to customs duty, which is a tax you pay when importing goods. The rate of customs duty you pay is known as the ‘tariff’.
If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, you may need to pay different rates of customs duty on imports. These rates would only be applied if the UK were to leave the UK with no deal.
The UK government would set temporary rates which would:
- apply from 11pm on Friday 29 March 2019
- be in place for up to 12 months from Friday 29 March 2019
If your goods aren’t listed, they will have a zero duty rate.
If you need to pay customs duty, the rates could vary depending on where you import your goods from.
These rates would be applicable to goods imported into Jersey.
The Jersey Trader document will be updated in due course with further guide notes.
Check temporary rates of customs duty on imports after EU Exit on GOV.UK website
Temporary rates of customs duty on imports after EU Exit on GOV.UK website
Jersey Customs regime and Brexit
Jersey Customs and Immigration Service (JCIS) are preparing to make sure Jersey's Customs regime will be ready for Brexit on Friday 29 March 2019.
There is currently no Withdrawal Agreement in place for the future relationship between the UK and EU. There is a possibility that the UK may leave the EU without a deal in March 2019 (a 'no deal' scenario. In the absence of any certainty of a future relationship with the EU, preparations for a ‘no deal’ scenario have been accelerated. This will ensure that plans are in place for whatever outcome is finally achieved.
JCIS having been working closely with colleagues in other States departments, alongside Customs Officers from Guernsey and regularly meeting with official representatives from HMRC and the Department of International Trade to make sure we will still be able to operate an effective and robust customs control.
Trader engagement notes
The JCIS trader engagement note identifies key areas of Customs related business that may be affected and highlights what a ‘no deal’ scenario might look like. It also provides information on how JCIS are preparing to mitigate those risks. The areas covered in this notice will not be an exhaustive list and businesses and citizens are strongly advised to consider their own business needs to establish what preparations may be impacted in a ‘no deal’ scenario.
JCIS trader engagement notes
If you have any questions email JCIS.
Further information for businesses
JCIS have been engaging with both Jersey Business and the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
The latest pack from the UK Government includes new guidance on the steps businesses trading with the EU need to take now to plan for a no deal scenario.
Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the ULK border after a 'no deal' EU exit on gov.uk