EU Transition: Tools & tips for exporters and hauliers

The Department for International Trade has unveiled a new online tool aimed at  UK exporters. Check How to Export Goods (CHEG) provides product-specific and country-specific information in one place and helps businesses save time and understand the changes that came into effect on 1 January 2021. It pulls together information owned by several government departments, including the UK border, duties, rules of origin and customs procedures

Hauliers update

Exporters must provide the right documentation to hauliers - including export declarations and the extra certificates needed for things like plant and animal products - to avoid goods being held up at the border.

Hauliers heading to Kent must get a negative COVID test within 72 hours of crossing and obtain a Kent Access Permit before heading to port. They can get the permit and find out what documents traders should give them by using the Check a HGV is ready service on GOV.UK.

Failure to secure either a test or Kent Access Permit will mean the driver cannot cross the border and will be fined £300.

Posted on: Friday 15th January 2021