On the 10th October 2019, the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D. and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson M.P. announced that they could see a “pathway to a possible deal” on Brexit. The EU and the UK have agreed to intensify discussions over the coming days in an attempt to agree an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU. The outcome of these negotiations is still very uncertain.
In the absence of any transitional arrangement, Revenue intend to operate on the basis that customs procedures apply from “Day 1” - 1 November.In the panel discussion at the Institute’s recent event on Customs and Preparing for Brexit, Celine O’ Neill from Revenue’s Brexit Policy Unit outlined some practical issues for businesses preparing for customs, including: