Latest Updates from the British Embassy Dublin Trade Team

Vol. 18 - December 2021
Less than a month until full customs controls are introduced...
HMRC are reminding traders to prepare for customs changes that come into effect on 1 January 2022.

There are three main changes coming:
  1. Customs Declarations
  2. Pre-notification
  3. Rules of Origin
All the details for border requirements can be found in the Border Operating Model and on GOV.UK - Less than a month until full customs controls are introduced.
Moving goods into GB? New rules apply from 1 January 2022. Join our event on 6 Dec from 13:00 - 14:30 to learn how to use the UK Goods Vehicles Movement Service (GVMS).
This webinar will provide a detailed, step by step demonstration to help hauliers and drivers understand how to use the GVMS.
An event for hauliers, drivers, intermediaries and freight forwarders about Ireland-GB routes and changes at UK ports after 1 January 2022
Wed, 8 December 2021 10:00 – 11:30am. Register here
Survey - How prepared are you for the upcoming changes to exporting from the EU to GB?
This short survey is designed to help government understand how prepared you and your business are for the upcoming changes to exporting from the EU to GB.

Your input will help us to prepare businesses for upcoming changes to regulations.
All answers are completely anonymous, and it takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

By completing this survey you consent to participating.
Made in the UK, Sold to the World 
UK businesses are being encouraged to unlock their exporting potential and sell to the world as International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan launched the inaugural International Trade Week on 15th November.

The “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” campaign will champion local export success stories and promote opportunities in international markets to take advantage of the global demand for the high quality goods the UK is known for.

Read the full story here
Built to be Green – Small Changes build Big Results
🌍11th November marked Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day at COP26 🌍

Our built environment accounts for 38% of global carbon emissions – what changes can we make to improve efficiency in our homes, our offices and in the construction process to build a better, cleaner future?

Check out this article by Anneke Taylor, our Construction & Infrastructure Trade Adviser, to see how UK companies are supporting small changes to build big results.
BCFA Open Dublin
The British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) held their fourth Dublin OPEN on Thursday 11th November 2021 at the Alex Hotel in the heart of Dublin. The event received support from the Irish Interiors Association and Department for International Trade Ireland. We participated in the event and gave valuable assistance and input to the exhibiting companies.
Read more here.
Clean Growth Programme
The new Clean Growth programme aims to encourage more UK exporters to tap into a sector expected to be worth £1.8 trillion by 2030 and will involve increased promotion of the UK’s green export capability by trade and investment teams in embassies around the world and via DIT’s digital platforms.

With experts predicting that the UK’s low-carbon economy could grow by 11% per year between 2015-2030 – four times faster than the rest of the economy – DIT is encouraging clean growth businesses to start exporting their innovation globally.

For details, see here
£11.3 million funding to help UK distilleries ditch fossil fuels and develop low carbon heating systems that will make production processes greener.

🌊 UK government announces biggest investment into Britain’s tidal power
The UK government is backing tidal energy as part of its flagship renewable energy auction scheme, announcing today its biggest investment in a generation into tidal power.

Teesside Freeport has begun operations putting the region at the forefront of green energy, manufacturing, and innovation.

🧪 Glasgow to be home to first-of-a-kind hydrogen storage project
A trailblazing hydrogen storage project near Glasgow has been backed by nearly £10 million in UK government funding.
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