The government has published further information on what the Northern Ireland Protocol means for moving goods into and out of Northern Ireland. At the heart of the guidance is the commitment to provide extensive support for businesses engaging in new processes. In particular, the government will establish a new Trader Support Service.
This is a free, optional service, for businesses and their appointed agents, for moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and importing goods into Northern Ireland from outside the EU from January. It will provide an end-to-end service that will guide businesses and agents through processes, including handling digital and safety and security declarations on behalf of traders, at no additional cost.
HMRC is asking businesses and agents to register their interest in the Trader Support Service by filling in the form and emailing it to hmrctraders [at] hmrc.gov.uk.
HMRC also encourages sharing this information with those who may also benefit from using the Trader Support Service and wish to register an interest.
HMRC will continue to keep you up to date and let you know when the Trader Support Service goes live.
If you have any questions, please contact hmrctraders [at] hmrc.gov.uk.