HMRC have published letters to 135,000 UK businesses that currently trade goods with non-EU countries to help them prepare for the changes that will occur if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29th March. The letter outlines changes to custom procedures and VAT for UK-EU trade.

This letter follows on from previous letters that have already gone out to businesses that trade with the EU. The letter includes actions which must be taken to make sure trade runs as smoothly as possible when we leave, such as registering for an international trader number (EORI number).

If you are a UK business which trades with the EU, there is an online tool which may help you prepare further: