Brexit and your eBay business
Last updated: 4 January 2021
What is happening with Brexit now?
The UK and EU have now reached a Partnership Agreement which will govern trading rules post January 1. Thankfully, this is a “zero tariff” deal, so no new tariffs will be generally applied for UK goods. However, please note that goods will still have to comply with Rules of Origin to benefit from zero tariff arrangements. For more detail on these rules, please visit the UK Government’s Brexit checker.
Please also note that, while tariffs will generally not apply, lots of other rules are changing. For example, customs processes will change, new rules will apply when shipping goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland and the rules around import VAT will change (see below). Therefore, it’s important to prepare for these.
What should we do next to get ready for Brexit?
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