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Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL10726, tabled on 25 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prepare companies for any new import commodities codes that will be introduced after the end of the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU.

Answered on

9 December 2020

HM Government is currently running the ‘Check, Change, Go’ campaign advising business how to prepare for 1 January 2021. We have met with businesses on this issue and we are listening to their concerns. To help businesses plan for next year we have provided further advice on gov.uk pages on what new customs processes will be in place, including informing businesses that commodity codes will be staying largely the same from 1 January 2021. We will continue to make any routine updates to commodity codes and will provide more information as these updates become available.

As of 1 January 2021, businesses will be able to access this information on the Trade Tariff Tool.