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Support for UK manufacturers as the UK develops their new relationship with the EU

Supporting your business through the complex changes ahead

New Customs Declaration Rules

If you make import declarations, you will need to move to the Customs Declaration Service now, otherwise you won't be able to import goods to the UK from 1 October 2022

UK Customs declarations are changing – Are you ready?

UK Customs declarations are changing this year as HMRC transitions from the old CHIEF system to a new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). The Customs Declaration Service supports making import and export declarations when moving goods into and out of the UK. Learn how to use HMRC’s new online Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for completing declarations for international goods movements

Click here to book your place on a training course.

New Customs Rules 


From January 1st 2022 new trading rules came into play for businesses in Great Britain importing and exporting to the EU


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EU Exit - Support for UK manufacturers


Supporting your business through the complex changes


How manufactures trade and do business in the UK and the EU has changed. At Make UK we are ready to help you understand these changes and support your business.


In addition to the guidance and advice below click here for additional support Make UK can provide [link to PDF Brexit Flyer]


Check HMRC’s trader checklist detailing what companies must do to move goods in and out of the EU. More detail on these and other changes can be found here.

Need further support?

Call our Leaving The EU Helpline:

0808 168 5874


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Explore the key issues for manufacturers


Make UK EU Business visitor requirements and A1 guide

Business Travel to the EU has changed since the beginning of 2021. Read Make UK's latest guides on:

- Requirements for UK business visitors
- Overview of business travel to the EU
- New notification systems ETIAS & EES
- Understanding social security when travelling

Download letter templates

Bespoke customs advice

The risk is always on the importer when bringing a good into the country – with complicated rules around calculating the value of a good, how to classify your good and how to work out the origin of a good to fill in customs declarations correctly and get head of what could become a costly audit if you get it wrong. HMRC is now looking at verifying declarations and the number of detailed audits is increasing.

Take a look at Make UK’s compliance list to check your company is getting it right. Compiled by our customs expert Keith Robe, who worked at HMRC for over twenty years. He can help you pinpoint any weak points and offers a bespoke service for your company if required.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Customs brokerage Service from SGS

To support our members, Make UK have partnered with customs services experts SGS to offer an unrivalled brokerage service at preferential group rates.

Check Before You Go - EU Work and Travel Videos

Here you will find a series of Make UK conversations discussing work and travel to the EU and how companies can make the essential checks.


Support from our partners

Make UK partners BDO and RSM, are also working with us to provide further support. We can help connect you with their representatives on the following: 

- Customs Formalities and Rules of Origin (ROO) 

- Corporate/International Tax, esp. VAT and IP

- Company formation

- Commercial agreements

- Audit/Accountants 

- Supply chain risk management

- Working capital optimization – inventory/stock management

Re-watch our Virtual Roadshows

To help UK manufacturers prepare for the end of the transition period we've hosted a series of webinars covering topics including, immigration, data, product labelling and trading with Northern Ireland.

Listen to our podcast

Listen to our new podcast series Made: In Britain where business reporter Jonty Bloom explores all that manufacturers need to know to navigate our exit from the EU, how to future-proof your workforce and how to make the most of Britain’s export opportunities around the globe.

EU business visitors & posted workers rules

Our Labour Market and Immigration experts have extensive knowledge and a wealth of experience in supporting businesses to work and trade in the EU. 

We can help you plan in advance and avoid delays by managing all or part of the process.