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Goods coming from or destined for Great Britain are subject to customs duties

The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on February 1, 2020 and left the EU customs union on January 1, 2021, so Hungarian traders, businesses and citizens may also face significant changes due to Brexit, he noted in his statement. National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV).

The UK’s exit from the EU also means that it will be considered a “third country”, i.e. a country outside the EU, from 1 January 2021. The exception to this is Northern Ireland, where EU customs, value-added tax and statistical legislation must continue to apply. As a result, in the case of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), the rules of exit and entry have changed, and products coming from or destined for Great Britain are also subject to customs duties.

Ferry trucks in Dover – illustrationObverse: AFP/Ben Stansall

To manage customs, an EORI number must be requested from the National Administration of Taxes and Customs (NAV), which can be done in person or through a representation. Products arriving in Hungary from outside the EU – in this case from Great Britain – and departing from Hungary into Great Britain must submit a customs declaration, as this is an import and export requirement from January 2021. NAV performs customs formalities on the basis of the goods declaration submitted.

It is good for individuals to know that if they order goods from Britain or import goods from there on their trip, from January 2021 it will be considered a non-EU import so it is advisable to find out the customer information available on the NAV website before ordering or traveling. If someone does not want to handle their own customs affairs, they can assign a customs representative instead.

the desk website More detailed information can be found, including new information on Brexit About VAT rules.

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