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UK Trader Scheme to facilitate trade with Northern Ireland

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

From 1 January 2021, if you bring goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain, or another country outside of the EU, you may be liable to pay EU customs duty.

If you intend to bring goods into Northern Ireland which you know are not ‘at risk’ of moving to the EU, then you can apply for authorisation under the UK Trader Scheme.

If your goods are not ‘at risk’ then you will either pay:

  • zero duty if moving goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain

  • UK duty if moving goods from a country outside the EU

If you do not have experience in customs or would like to find out more information, you can register with the Trader Support Service to support you with this process.

For more information including how to apply, click here

If you need more information about movement of goods between GB-NI and NI to EU, visit the NI Customs Trade Academy's webinars around XI EORI Numbers, VAT, Hauliers, goods considered at 'risk' and more

Source: UK Gov

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