It is uncertain whether a trade deal can be agreed with the EU before the deadline so the government has taken steps to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ situation and as part of this HMRC have issued guidance for those businesses who trade in goods with the EU.
These businesses will need to
~ Register for an EORI number, see link below
This is required to enable imports and exports of goods to and from the EU after the deadline.
~ Decide if they want to hire an agent to make import/export declarations for them or if they want to do these themselves via suitable software.
~ Contact their transport company to find out if they need to provide additional information on safety and security declarations.