This is one topic that will prick everyone's ears up!
Last week, the Revenue Commissioners held a conference to explain what is going to happen. I sat through this presentation and picked out the important points and no one here is going to like it so don't shoot the messenger!
Remember this is NOT the Government scabing money from us. These rules are the WTO rules as from Jan 1st the UK has the same legal standing as Bangladesh, ie a 'Third Country'
1. From Jan 1st 2020, to register any vehicle in Ireland that came from the UK, the vehicle must have a customs declaration form. To get a customs declaration form, you drive off the boat into the customs area, pay your duty and VAT (yes I know) and collect your customs declaration.
2. Any vehicle from the UK cannot be registered in the Republic of Ireland, or anywhere in the EU without this document.
3. You still have the same amount of time to VRT the vehicle but without the customs document you will be turned away.
4. UK registered vehicles already here in private hands have until Dec 31st to get things sorted and it wont matter if there is a long queue and you cant get it done in time. These are the World Trade Organisations rules, not the Revenue Department
All vehicle transactions after Jan 1st will require proof of transit
So there you have it. Don't ask me any questions as all the information is now on www.revenue.ie.