What’s the score with border checks on imports from the EU?

Full border checks on imports to Great Britain will no longer be immediately introduced on January 1 when the Brexit transition period ends. The U-turn blamed on the economic chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic means checks will instead be phased in over six months. The “flexible and pragmatic approach” announced by the Cabinet Office means businesses need three key dates in their diaries for next year: – January 1: All goods will be eligible for tariff payments from this date, but traders will have six months to complete customs declarations and make the payments on standard goods, such as clothing and electronics. The department said those trade routes would be covered by the NI protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement, which says there will be no customs requirements for goods going directly from the nation to the EU.