THE Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has updated and republished advice to help firms prepare for the end of the transition period when the UK leaves the EU Customs Union on 1 January 2021.

The ‘TTF Brexit Guide: preparing for 1 January 2021’ aims to support the UK timber supply chain to prepare for new processes and challenges, including: the introduction of custom checks on goods coming from EU countries; the UK Global Tariff replacing the EU Common External Tariff; the need for most timber firms to complete due diligence; and the introduction of UK Conformity Assessed (UK CA) marking.

David Hopkins, chief executive of the UK Timber Trade Federation, said: “Using this guidance, which is tailored to meet the needs of the timber supply chain, firms will be able to build a working knowledge of these changes, as well as be directed to where they can find detailed information. Make sure you take the time to analyse how the end of the transition period may affect your business, use the TTF tools to get yourself on the right path, and clearly communicate any potential issues with both your customers and your suppliers to minimise disruptions.”

More information on Brexit can be found on the TTF website here.

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