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UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Civil Society Forum: register for observer status
Register by 31 October 2023 for observer status at the UK-EU Trade Cooperation Agreement (TCA) Civil Society Forum meeting on 7 November 2023.
HMRC email updates, videos and webinars for VAT
Recorded webinars about VAT – using the Flat Rate Scheme, VAT Accounting Scheme and VAT – the basics and the VAT return have been added.


Customs and Borders


Upload documents and get messages for the Customs Declaration Service
You no longer need an EORI number before you start to upload documents.


Safety and security requirements on imports and exports
Added information to show a new regime of border controls will come into effect from the end of 2024.


Trading or moving CITES-listed specimens through UK ports and airports
Removed RAF Northolt from the list of ports for CITES-designated points of entry and exit.


Transit newsletters – HMRC updates
Newsletter ‘October 2023 – NCTS Phase 5: Change of implementation date’ has been added.


Locations which need a pre-lodged declaration
Manchester Ship Canal (QEII Dock only) has been added to the list of locations requiring you to submit an import declaration before your goods depart for the UK.


Windsor Framework Implementation


Baroness Neville-Rolfe Letter on Windsor Framework Implementation
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to the Lord Jay, Chair of Northern Ireland Protocol Sub Committee, updating on the Windsor Framework Implementation. First published.


Customs Declaration Completion Requirements for The Northern Ireland Protocol
Information clarifying that a UK Internal Market Scheme (UKIMS) authorisation must be held to declare goods ‘not at risk’ using NIREM when entering Northern Ireland. Information has also been added to clarify that when declaring NIREM on any goods items entering Northern Ireland, a UKIMS authorisation must be held.


Placing manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland
Technical documentation section and information on when to use the CE marking added. NI’s unfettered access to the UK and legal responsibilities added.


Support service for Northern Ireland traders extended
The Trader Support Service has been extended until December 2024.

Making an entry summary declaration
Added information to show arrangements for movements from Ireland and Northern Ireland and Great Britain are changing from 31 October 2024.


Customs declaration completion requirements for goods subject to sanitary and phytosanitary checks under the Northern Ireland Protocol
Find out how you should complete a customs declaration for goods subject to sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) checks under the Northern Ireland Protocol.
REUL and Intellectual Property/ Copyright Regulations


REUL (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 statutory instruments
On this page you will find the complete list of statutory instruments (SIs) which will be laid under the REUL (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023. Five new Statutory Instruments (SIs) added to the page, including one DBT SI, 2 DFT SIs and 2 DSIT SIs.


The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2023
The Instrument will implement the relabelling of Retained EU Law (REUL) (and related terms) as “assimilated law” (and related terms) in primary legislation.  First published.


The Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 2023
The Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 ensures the continued operation of the UK’s exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime. First published.


The Design Right, Artist’s Resale Right and Copyright (Amendment) Regulations 2023
The Design Right, Artist’s Resale Right and Copyright (Amendment) Regulations 2023 amend provisions in 4 separate pieces of Intellectual Property (IP) legislation. First published.


Skills and training


ESFA: course directory
The course directory for October 2023 has been published - contains information on courses offered by learning providers who are contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

A world-class education system: The Advanced British Standard
A summary of proposals to introduce the Advanced British Standard, a new Baccalaureate-style qualification for 16-19 year olds. First published.


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