Brexit Bulletin—GB-EU Border Operating Model updated following EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Brexit Bulletin—GB-EU Border Operating Model updated following EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The Cabinet Office has published a revised version of the government’s GB-EU Border Operating Model following the signature of the TCA, and associated arrangements agreed between the UK and EU. The updated model includes a ‘navigation guide’ to the TCA, highlighting key provisions and the changes to the Border Operating Model associated with the deal. It also includes a checklist of the key requirements which will continue to apply under the Border Operating Model, along with details of requirements which will change under the terms of the TCA. Additional case studies have also been added, representing ‘end-to-end scenarios’ for the import and export of goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1 January 2021.

What’s next?

The Border Operating Model is likely to be subject to further amendments in line with the TCA and associated agreements. The government has also promised more information on rules of origin (although the guidance already outlined remains unchanged).

Both the UK and EU are keeping their Brexit-related guidance under review and re-issuing stakeholder notices where necessary or appropriate to aid preparation for changes taking effect from IP completion day. The guidance will be updated as those arrangements are finalised before and after IP completion day.

As revised Brexit notices and guidance documents are being issued it is a good idea to bookmark the relevant guidance pages and check for updates, in particular:

• GOV.UK—Transition guidance and regulation

• European Commission—Getting ready for the end of the transition period

The bulk of the government’s Brexit guidance has been gathered in its revised webpage: GOV.UK–Transition.

Source: The Border Operating Model

For further detail, see: LNB News 31/12/2020 26.

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