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What every Importer needs to know - prepare for 1st January 2022

Wednesday 1st December 2021
10:00am - 11:00am



Full customs controls and checks will commence on 1 January 2022 for goods entering GB from the EU -  Make sure your business is ready!

Importing processes have changed since the UK’s departure from the EU and the Government have been introducing these in Stages, giving businesses time to adjust.

From the 1st January 2022 full Import Customs Declarations will be mandatory and will no longer be delayed. Any Import declarations delayed before this time must still have a Supplementary declaration raised within 175 days of the import. 

You can complete these declarations or use an agent BUT even if using an agent, the legal responsibility for accuracy of the information included falls to the importer. It is therefore vital that importers are aware of their procedural and financial obligations and have the records needed.

As an importer you need to review -

  • Do you have processes in place for import declarations?

  • If they are taken care of by your transporters, have you verified that they have taken place correctly and ensured the right duty and VAT charges have been made?

  • Are you familiar with Postponed VAT Accounting and have you viewed your online statement? Some transporters are assuming importers are using this scheme but traders may be unaware.


Join us at this awareness event where our experts will explain the issues that you need to understand and show you how to deal with them.

Date:   Wednesday 1st December 2021 10.00am - 11.00am 
Cost to attend: £15 + VAT  Members and £25 + VAT Non-Members

There will also be time to answer your questions on these topics.

What attendees from previous events had to say 

"Just wanted to say. I’ve previously joined official calls on importing. Unfortunately they can sometimes turn out to be acronym-ridden and unhelpful. This past hour with Frances gave us so much more. Very much appreciated, please pass on my thanks." Simon Cook, Managing Director of Airbench

Please note: This event will not be recorded and any material will only be circulated to those that attend.


International Trade Matters Ltd offers international trade services across sectors, geographies and disciplines.  Our strength is in the fact that we are an independent company offering expert advice and support to companies engaged in, or interested in, overseas connections or business.  With a raft of Specialists offering expert advice on entry to new markets and international marketing strategies, International Trade Matters Ltd offers bespoke packages designed to provide value and satisfaction through clear communications, messaging and metrics. We offer an unparalleled knowledge of local, regional & international contacts and networks, an in-depth knowledge of international trade documentary requirements matched against a real recognition of regional strengths and constraints. Our aim is to match aspirations of growth through to success for every company we work for.



All event bookings need to be made and paid online only unless we have agreed alternative arrangements with you in advance of the event. If you have any queries, please contact our Accounts Manager Rachael Hogg on 01206 363721.