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
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