The date that you can claim VAT refunds has been updated 

  • VAT refunds from EU countries from 1 January 2021: You can continue to use the EU VAT refund system to claim a VAT refund on expenses incurred before 1 January 2021 in EU member states, until 11pm on 31 March 2021. For more information visit the GOV.UK website.  
  • UK VAT refunds from 1 January if you’re an EU business: The UK will continue to accept refund claims through the EU VAT refund system for VAT charged in the UK before 1 January 2021, until 11pm on 31 March 2021. For more information visit the GOV.UK website.

Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances - How to do business from 1 January 2021: The quota registration and application window for HFCs and ODS is now open. For more information visit the GOV.UK website.

Meeting climate change requirements from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been updated to reflect that the European Commission has confirmed that UK-accredited verifiers are able to verify 2020 emissions for UK operators only, but not EU operators. For more information visit the GOV.UK website.  

Fresh fruit and vegetable marketing standards from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been updated to reflect that imports from the EU to Great Britain do not require an EU-issued Certificate of Conformity before they’re released into free circulation in Great Britain. There will be no change to the marketing standards requirements for importing fruit and vegetables to Northern Ireland (NI) from the EU and there is no change to the requirements for moving fruit and vegetables to GB from NI.  For more information visit the GOV.UK website.  

Customs agents and fast parcel operators: The list of customs agents and fast parcel operators has been updated. For more information visit the GOV.UK website.  

Why not visit the Business Wales EU Transition Portal which provides important advice and guidance for businesses preparing for European transition.

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