The Customs Administration today organized a presentation and training for the members of the Advisory Council, economic chambers and associations, companies, customs agents on how trade, import, export and transit procedures with the United Kingdom and the EU will be after Brexit. The informative session was opened by Customs Director General Gjoko Tanasoski.

In his address, the Director stressed the importance of the agreement reached with the United Kingdom - Partnership, Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which was signed in November 2020 and its strategic importance to the country, as it continues to provide legal certainty and the same level of duty-free import and export with the United Kingdom, as it has done so far under the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union.

At the information session, which was attended by over 130 interested persons, institutions and companies, special attention was paid to the following topics:

1. Preferential trade regime with the United Kingdom - new free trade agreement,

2. Application of SAA and cumulation of origin.

3. Transit procedures and application of TIR in CDEPS

Last year, the Customs Administration held series of bilateral meetings with representatives of companies trading with the United Kingdom and actively participated in the negotiation process.

Before the start of the session, the importance of BREXIT for the Republic of North Macedonia was emphasized, having in mind that the UK is one of our most important trade partners, with established high level of foreign trade cooperation under the Stabilization and Association Agreement.

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31.01.2020 with a transitional period of 11 months. Under the joint agreement, for the so-called transition period, EU legislation also applied to the United Kingdom and had no impact on customs and foreign trade procedures.

As of 01.01.2021, the UK is not officially a member of the EU, which means it becomes a third country in the EU and no longer participates in the EU decision-making process.

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