Preference and Non-Preference Certificates of Origin – "No Deal" Brexit Contingency Planning for Exporters
The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) have been working with HMRC and the Department of International Trade (DIT) on contingency planning for the issuing of Certificates of Origin, EUR1’s and ATR’s in the event of a 'No Deal' Brexit.
Should the United Kingdom reach a Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, then the existing documents that you currently issue will continue to be used throughout any transition period.
Preference Certificates - EUR1 & ATR forms
In the event of a 'No Deal' scenario the EUR1 & ATR forms will no longer be valid for preferential origin exports leaving the UK.
UK Trade Agreements: Signed or under negotiation
These forms will be replaced with a new, UK version BUT can only be issued for preferential exports to countries the UK holds Preferential/Free Trade Agreements with.
Non Preference Certificates - Certificates of Origin
In the event of a 'No Deal' scenario the European Community Certificate of Origin forms will no longer be valid for UK exports.
These Certificates will be replaced with a new, UK version. The format and layout for the new Certificate will be almost identical to the current EC one.
We have made preparations to enable us to provide you with continuity of service through the issuance of revised “United Kingdom” documentation. These will be ready and available in time for March 29th.
In the event of a 'No Deal' scenario it is likely that ATA Carnets – with a minor change to the information contained on the front cover of the document – will be able to be used for appropriate temporary shipments to the EU 27 as the UK has signed the relevant international conventions both as the UK and en bloc through the EU.
We are advised to add a set of Transit Vouchers to any Carnets, issued before Brexit, that are expected to travel / transit via the EU following 30 March 2019. This will allow UK Carnet goods to transit through the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
For Carnets that are already in circulation – it is advisable to get your Carnets stamped back into the UK and not just the EC to avoid any potential overseas Customs claims.