Businesses trading into or out of the UK face a period of intense regulatory change in 2024 and beyond, with a wave of new rules coming into force. It is essential you stay ahead of these developments and keep up to date with the new rules.

You will need to know what's changing and when as well as understand how it may affect your processes. Your business will need to grapple with the introduction of the UK’s Border Target Operating Model (BTOM), a new IT platform for transit users, the migration to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for exporters and new customs rules from the EU, among other changes.

Download our free BTOM whitepaper to help you prepare for the upcoming changes. Plus, discover our exclusive member benefits and training courses designed to help you navigate the BTOM. 

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IOE&IT Business Membership and Professional Membership equips you and your teams with the knowledge to overcome the challenges presented by the UK BTOM...

International Trade Technical Helpline

Trade and customs helpline (Business Members only) 

Get the BTOM answers you need when you need them, with no limit to how many times you can call us. 

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Providing you with a direct line into our team of trade and customs experts. 

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Member Lunchtime Learning Trade Webinars

Educational webinars discussing critical BTOM topics and beyond

Access unmissable hints and tips from our experts and get the guidance you need on CDS, SPS and more. 

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Conveniently run at lunchtimes and recordings accessible whenever you need them.

Discover our current Lunchtime Learning series - and don't forget all previous recordings are accessible anytime in the member portal. 

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Exclusive discounts on training and consultancy services  

Get practical, expert support whilst saving on costs – and enjoying peace of mind!

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Helping you enjoy exclusive savings whilst equipping your teams with expertise and knowledge.

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Ask The Experts Benefit

Special Interest Groups and networking events  

Connect with your peers to find real solutions to the issues impacting your industry or business. 

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Connecting you and your team with thought leaders, policymakers, peers and prospects. 

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Essential guides and BTOM insights directly to your inbox

Ensure you’re up to date and compliant with the latest rules, regulations and updates.  

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Bringing you the latest insights on the BTOM and beyond, as well as exclusive member content, including 'ask the expert' features.

Members get these insights sent directly to their inboxes. 


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Training: get to grips with the new BTOM regulations

Expert training equipping you and your teams with the knowledge and expertise to navigate the rules and regulations under the BTOM

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) course

Get up to speed on how to comply with new SPS rules, including how to apply for Export Health Certificates and Phytosanitary Certificates.

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Advanced guide to completing Customs Declarations

Get the tools and information you need to accurately and efficiently complete customs declarations in HMRC’s Customs Declaration Service.

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Ready Reckoners

Introduction to CDS E-learning course

Get step-by-step guidance on how to complete customs declarations and walk through the process of successfully completing one.

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January 31St

31st January 2024

Categories - "low", "medium" and "high" - determine the level of checks and documentation that are required. New export health certificates are needed for medium-risk animal origin products, plants and plant-based products and high-risk food and feed of non-animal origin entering Britain from the EU. Pre-notification requirements for low-risk plants and products from the EU have been removed.
April 31St

30th April 2024

Existing inspections of high-risk plants and plant products from the EU will move from destination to Border Control Post. Simplification of import processes from non-EU countries e.g. the removal of health certification and routine checks on low-risk products and reduction on physical and identity check levels on medium-risk animal products.
October 31St

31st October 2024

This includes pre-arrival data sets, such as pre-logged customs declarations. Government is aiming to reduce the dataset required for imports and the new UK Single Trade Window will remove duplication where possible across different pre-arrival datasets.
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Marco Forgione says:

More than 70% of the businesses with whom we have spoken to remain concerned about potential teething problems and issues which will impact prices and availability. Small firms in particular have also reported mixed levels of awareness and understanding. It is clear that businesses here in the UK and in the EU remain uncertain about the new requirements and announcements over the last week have added to that uncertainty.

Marco Forgione | Director General at IOE&IT


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