Customs

TDUK Trade Note: CE/UKCA marking update
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In our latest Trade Note, we look at the latest developments regarding CE and UKCA marking ahead of the 2025 deadline, and consider what we should be asking our potential MPs ahead of next month's General Election. TDUK is calling for the next Government to remove the uncertainty for UK...
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TDUK Trade Note: HMRC timber import statistics and Coniferous Plywood data
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Timber Development UK uses the latest timber import data, published by HM Revenue & Customs, to collate and release monthly updates on timber imports to the UK. According to HMRC statistics, softwood plywood imports experienced a 23.8% fall compared with January-February 2023. However, TDUK is concerned these figures are not...
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TDUK Trade Note: Are you trading in CE/UKCA Marked Wood Products?
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The intention is that the National Regulator for Construction Products (NRCP) will become fully operational once the Building Safety Bill and subsequent secondary legislation have been approved by Parliament. This new legislation would give the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) all the necessary legal powers to carry out...
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UK Border Target Operating Model
TDUK explores the new UK Border Target Operating Model
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TDUK offers its members insight into the new UK Border Target Operating Model, and what this means for the timber sector. There has been a flurry of Government communications over the last month ahead of the 31 January implementation date of the new UK Border Target Operating Model (BTOM). This...
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timber import patterns
New Coniferous Plywood Quota available for 2024
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The Coniferous Plywood Quota has once again been issued to UK companies for 2024 - with a total of 201,500m3 available during the year. This volume of coniferous plywood can be imported to the UK duty-free from outside the EU between 1 January and 31 December 2024. The scheme supports...
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Waiver Codes
TDUK Trade Note: Customs Declaration Service Waiver Codes
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Members should work with their nominated customs agents to ensure that the codes given are used on all customs declarations made after 31 January 2024.
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How to export goods from GB into the EU
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A general guide into exporting goods to the EU after Brexit
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How to import goods from EU into the GB
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A general guide into Importing goods from the EU after Brexit
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Trading Post-Brexit
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The United Kingdom leaving the European Union is one of the most significant changes to trade for the UK since joining the European Communities in 1973.
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