Brexit and your eBay business

What is happening with Brexit now?

Britain has now left the European Union. The transitional arrangements will mean that EU Customs and Single Market rules will apply until the end of December 2020. There will be no extension to the transition period.


What happens after December 2020?

The UK and EU will now negotiate the future trading rules that will apply after the transition period. We'll keep you updated as we get more information.


Could there be a longer transition period?

The UK and EU are currently negotiating the future trading rules that will apply after the transition period. We'll keep you updated as we get more information.


What should we do next to get ready for Brexit?

Although the future trading relationship between the UK and the EU is not yet clear there are things you can still do now to get ready.   

Official advice on how to prepare for the end of the transition period can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/transition

For advice tailored to the needs of retailers, you might also wish to review the Brexit Hub of the British Retail Consortium (BRC): here

 

Useful links

UK Government 

The UK Government has released its Border Operating Model for the GB border from 1 January 2021 here.

Decision tree on importing goods from the EU into GB from 1 January 2021 here.

Decision tree on exporting goods from GB into the EU from 1 January 2021 here.

Making customs declarations on EU imports after 1 January 2021 here.

Advice on accounting and paying any cross-border VAT in GB from 1 January here.

Policy paper on moving goods between GB and NI from 1 January here.

European Commission 

Preparedness notices from the European Commission can be viewed here.


Have you considered the Global Shipping Programme (GSP)?

To support businesses that export from the UK, our Global Shipping Programme can give you access to buyers in over 100 countries.

With the Global Shipping Programme international postage is simple. You post your items to our UK Shipping Centre and duty payment, customs clearance, tracking and all the rest of the delivery are taken care of under the programme. Plus, your seller performance standards are protected. You'll pay for the cost of posting to the UK Shipping Centre, other standard eBay fees (including international payment fees) will apply. Find out more here.