Below is additional information following the UK-EU FTA Outcome Webinar hosted by DCMS on 6 January 2020.
DfT – Specialist Haulage
HMRC – Borders and Customs
- Slides attached.
- FTA explainer – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/agreements-reached-between-the-united-kingdom-of-great-britain-and-northern-ireland-and-the-european-union
- Link to help and support pages which features detail on HMRC webinars and how to register/watch – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-for-uk-transition
- Information on to contact the HMRC Customs and International Trade helpline support – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/customsinternational-trade-and-excise-enquiries
- Step by step guides for importing and exporting – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-import-and-export-goods-between-great-britain-and-the-eu-from-1-january-2021
BEIS – Mobility
- Slides attached.
- Guidance on what third-country nationals can do without a visa for up to six months in the UK (See ‘creative section’) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-visitor-permitted-activities
HMRC – Social Security Coordination
DCMS – Data
- https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/dp-at-the-end-of-the-transition-period/ (Recordingof previous webinar, slides and info tailored to SMEs can be found here)
If helpful, we have included a brief overview here from DCMS:
While, as you are aware, discussions on data adequacy between the UK and the European Commission have been taking place since early last year, it became clear in late Autumn that the EU had left insufficient time to ratify data
adequacy decisions before the end of the Transition Period. We have therefore agreed with the EU a time-limited ‘bridging mechanism’ which will allow personal data to continue to flow as it did previously whilst EU adequacy decisions for the UK are adopted, for up to 6 months. In practice, we do not expect the bridging mechanism to be in place for more than 4 months. We see no reason why the UK should not be granted adequacy and the process concluded promptly.
As a sensible precaution, before and during the bridging mechanism, businesses and other organisations should consider putting in place alternative transfer mechanisms to safeguard against any interruption to the free flow of EU to UK personal data.