UK Trader Scheme launched to support businesses moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
- New UK Trader Scheme (UKTS) will help ensure traders don’t pay tariffs on the movement of goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain where those goods remain in the UK’s customs territory;
- Traders can self-declare goods not ‘at risk’ of entering the EU so that they’re not subject to EU duty;
- Businesses urged to consider what they need to do before their first movement of goods after 1 January 2021.
Traders are being urged to consider whether they need to sign up to the new UK Trader Scheme (UKTS) to ensure traders don’t pay tariffs on the movement of goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain where those goods can be shown to remain the UK’s customs territory from 1 January 2021.
From Monday (14 December), businesses can apply for a UKTS authorisation, allowing them to self-declare goods not ‘at risk’ of moving on to the EU after entering Northern Ireland.
This means they will not be subject to EU duties on goods being sold to or used by consumers after entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain, regardless of the outcome of the UK-EU FTA negotiations.
Businesses who do not sign up could have to pay tariffs on their goods, unless they are eligible to claim a waiver.
Registering for UKTS is simple – visit: