The UK Government has announced a major £355m package of investment to help traders in Northern Ireland.
At the centre of this package is a new, free-to-use Trader Support Service (TSS) - an end-to-end support service to deal with import and safety and security declarations on behalf of traders. The new service will be available to businesses bringing in goods from Great Britain or the rest of the world, providing guidance as well as dealing with their requirements for moving goods into Northern Ireland.
A procurement exercise for the service has now been launched. We have committed £50m of funding for the establishment and first phase of the service, with the full contract to be worth up to £200m. Businesses in Northern Ireland can sign up for further information about the scheme from today, before it becomes operational in September.
Part of the Northern Ireland Protocol, the UK Government will support UK traders by funding customs support including import declarations.
Currently (although this may change), these are the customs requirements for trade between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from January 2021 -
For more information and advice on what may be required for trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain in 2021, visit CustomsLink, our customs partner.