Support service for Northern Ireland trade goes live
On the 28th September, HMRC release its new Trade Support Service which will support businesses who move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland under the new NI Protocol. With less than 100 days to go to the end of the transition period, businesses are urge to sign up.
The digital support service will provide traders with:
A free end-to-end support package to manage import and safety and security declarations on behalf of traders.
Education on what the Protocol means for them, and the steps they need to take to comply with it. This will include online training sessions and webinars, with information being continually updated as we move closer to 1 January 2021.
Help to complete relevant declaration forms for all businesses moving goods into Northern Ireland under new processes in the Northern Ireland Protocol that start from 1 January 2021
HMRC will be communication via email and mail to 1000s of traders to encourage them to sign up. With a backing of over £200million in funding this is an important step to support exporters and importers on 'Getting Brexit Ready'.
Companies can sign here for the TSS: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trader-support-service