Whether we end up leaving the EU or not, organisations may be facing some strategic and/or operational issues they may need to address.
They may not have enough trained staff to examine and resolve potential problems, new legislation etc and may require additional qualified, experienced expertise to look at any issues arising, especially at disciplines such as tariffs, exports and importing, EORI numbers etc.
An EORI number is an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number, which is unique to track and register customs information within the EU. You would need an EORI number to trade goods with countries outside the EU, or if you are outside the EU trying to trade goods within the EU.
If there’s a no-deal Brexit
You will need a UK EORI number to move goods in or out of the UK if there’s no Brexit deal. If you do not get one, you may have increased costs and delays. For example, if HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) cannot clear your goods you may have to pay storage fees.
In March a report published by HMRC stated that just 17 per cent of businesses who trade with the EU had registered for an EORI number i.e. as few as 40,000 businesses had registered for an EORI number since the previous October, when letters were issued reminding businesses to apply. Figures suggested that some 145,000 VAT-registered businesses, as well as an additional 95,000 non-VAT registered businesses, needed to start their preparations and take immediate action.
One answer to not having enough trained staff may be to use the services of a professional Interim Manager.
JLC Solutions has a database of professional Interim Managers who may be able to help and who have considerable experience across a wide range of sectors and disciplines.
JLC Solutions invites professional Interim Managers to join our database of professionals and invites clients and potential clients who may need additional resource
to contact us to discuss how we may help.