Find out how to get authorised to declare goods you bring into Northern Ireland not ‘at risk’ of moving to the EU so that EU duty will not be payable on those goods.

Businesses which register before the end of February get a provisional authorisation so they can declare goods not at risk while their application is being processed.

If you intend to bring goods into Northern Ireland which you know are not ‘at risk’ of moving to the EU, then you can apply for authorisation under the UK Trader Scheme.

If your goods are not ‘at risk’ then you will either pay:

  • zero duty if moving goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain
  • UK duty if moving goods from a country outside the EU

If you do not have experience in customs or would like to find out more information, you can register with the Trader Support Service to support you with this process.

Who can apply

To apply you must be either:

  • established in Northern Ireland
  • established elsewhere in the UK and
    • your customs operations are carried out in the UK
    • you have a fixed place of business in Northern Ireland, for example, a branch or a store where goods are sold to, or provided for final use by, end-consumers
    • you have an indirect customs representative in Northern Ireland – such as the Trader Support Service

More information here

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