Monaghan LEO Customs Workshop: Export & Import Procedures for businesses trading with a ‘Third Country’

The implications of Brexit may have far-reaching effects on County Monaghan businesses. We at Monaghan Local Enterprise Office are providing a one-day interactive Customs Training Workshop to support businesses trading with a ‘Third Country’ (Non-EU) in advance of the UK’s exit from the single market and customs union.

Assistant Principle Officer at the Revenue Commissioners, Carol-Ann O’Keefe has said, “It doesn’t matter what kind of customs union is in a place or whether there is a free-trade agreement, after Brexit, full customs declarations will be required for all goods imports and exports shipped between Ireland and the UK”. As a ‘third country’, goods imported from the UK will require a customs declaration and be subject to controls. Checks by customs officers may be subject to licence requirements and will, generally, be subject to payment of duties and VAT when and where, they are brought into Ireland. Similarly, any goods exported from Ireland to the UK will require a customs declaration when leaving. Depending on the regime implemented by the UK Government, goods may require a customs declaration on entry into the UK and will, generally, be subject to payment of duties and VAT, when and where, they are brought into Britain. Goods shipped from Ireland to the European continent, via the UK ‘land bridge’, will be classified as transit goods and require a customs transit declaration. The shipment will require interaction with offices of departure and destination in the EU and with the Office of Transit in the UK. Transit goods may be subject to control, leaving and re-entering the EU. Goods in transit are required to provide a financial guarantee to the authorities of the country through which they pass.

This customs workshop on Monday 8th April in the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney will provide businesses with knowledge and understanding of the potential impacts, formalities and procedures to be adopted when trading with a ‘Third Country’. It will highlight the Customs facilities available to importers and exporters, opportunities to minimise import duty payments and ensure compliance with customs procedures. For further details or to book, visit: Customs Workshop