Help! Brexit, Import from China!

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Turner_west, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Turner_west

    Turner_west UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Help please!

    so I am a new business and with UK leaving brexit and the new changes taking place for imports/exports in January I’m confused.
    I import on a small scale from China & India,
    Can anyone dumb proof what will change for me in January ? All the advice I have had from various places have been conflicting.

    thank you in advance!
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2020 By: Turner_west Member since: Feb 22, 2020
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  2. tan_lan

    tan_lan UKBF Regular Free Member

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    China & India are outside the EU, so you already comply with customs obligations.

    I doubt anything will change for you.
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2020 By: tan_lan Member since: Oct 7, 2014
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  3. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    EU rules may not apply. UK rules will.
    They may be the same or change to be different over time.

    The latest information published by the government is what applies at the moment. Subject to change.
    Your import duty may be different, you can look up what UK currently plan on charging for importing from anywhere in the world.

    Oh and depending on any delays, your stuff may take a little while to arrive if it comes here in January.
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  4. Mike Foulds

    Mike Foulds UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi.

    As has been advised, you may experience delays, but the procedure should not change much from China and India.

    The only change, which can't be predicted, could be to the duty rates payable for goods, as most of the agreements the UK HAD in place, were via the EU, and by leaving,if a "No Deal" BREXIT happens, that basically means we're walking away from all those deals, and need to make new deals. The duty rates of those new deals haven't yet been published, and if India/China aren't already agreed, it may fall back to World Trade Organisation (WTO) standard levels.

    Think at the moment, there will be a bit of wait and see on the Duty rates front, but hopefully a deal will be done in the next few days, and we will continue at current levels.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2020 By: Mike Foulds Member since: Mar 21, 2018
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  5. gpietersz

    gpietersz UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Posted: Dec 7, 2020 By: gpietersz Member since: Sep 10, 2019
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  6. Mike Foulds

    Mike Foulds UKBF Regular Free Member

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    @gpietersz, I don't know. Which is why I've advised checking. The spreadsheet you have mentioned is the planned charges, but does not take into account Anti Dumping duties, or other import duties/measures.

    Separately, IF a deal is done, the UK may have to implement some EU duty rates.

    I would still suggest that the importer research and double check based on his specific commodity, so that he's prepared regardless, and, if a saving is to happen, he can plan accordingly.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2020 By: Mike Foulds Member since: Mar 21, 2018
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  7. Import Expert

    Import Expert UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: Dec 8, 2020 By: Import Expert Member since: Feb 1, 2012
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  8. John Muir

    John Muir UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Darren,

    Sorry for jumping in on this thread. We also import from China, from what I have read from your post, if we don’t inform the shipping company (TNT) that we wish to postpone the VAT we will be charge VAT and duty was we currently are, then claim it back on our next VAT return? If so, I think this may be the easiest option for us.
     
    Posted: Dec 17, 2020 By: John Muir Member since: May 2, 2018
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  9. Import Expert

    Import Expert UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi John,
    Yes if you don't advise them you wish to use PVA, they will change as normal and you will need to reclaim from HMRC.
    Thanks,
    Darren.
     
    Posted: Dec 17, 2020 By: Import Expert Member since: Feb 1, 2012
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  10. John Muir

    John Muir UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Darren,

    Thanks for getting back so quick. Leaving it as is will be easier.
     
    Posted: Dec 17, 2020 By: John Muir Member since: May 2, 2018
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  11. Larry Fong

    Larry Fong UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    There should not have much changes on the imports from China and India.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Larry Fong Member since: Dec 16, 2020
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  12. Larry Fong

    Larry Fong UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    There should not have much changes on the imports from China and India.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Larry Fong Member since: Dec 16, 2020
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