Dealing with customs declarations key to avoid being overwhelmed by Brexit

'It is quite understandable that people have become distracted by the minutiae of the Brexit negotiations and the noise surrounding them.' (stock photo)

Giles O'Neill

Regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, our trading relationship with the UK will change fundamentally and irrevocably on January 1. While the Brexit process may have been plagued with uncertainty up until now, the only absolute certainty in relation to the trading relationship is that moving goods to, from, or through the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) will require a customs declaration from January 1, 2021.