Understanding the “Rules of Origin”

Businesses exporting to the European Union need to understand how “Rules of Origin” work to benefit from the UK-EU Free Trade Agreement, as many goods and services exported to the EU will remain tariff-free, providing these rules are met. The Rules of Origin establish the country of origin of imported […]

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VAT under the Northern Ireland Protocol

Under the newly agreed Northern Ireland Protocol, the Value Added Tax Act (1994) will be amended so that Northern Ireland maintains alignment with the EU VAT rules for goods. This means that the rules for intra-EU movements of goods that currently apply, will continue to apply after the end of […]

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Northern Ireland customs duty arrangements confirmed

The Government has confirmed further details of the customs duty arrangements that will apply to Northern Ireland with the publication of the Taxation (Post-transition Period) Bill. The Bill enacts several of the arrangements contained in the Northern Ireland Protocol, a critical element of the Withdrawal Agreement that is designed to […]

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Government launches new export finance guarantee scheme

The Government has launched a new export finance guarantee scheme, targeted at SME exporters. The General Export Facility scheme will provide an 80 per cent Government guarantee on financial support of up to “around £25 million” from lenders to support the general costs of exporting. To be eligible, a business […]

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