Post-Brexit certification requirement clarified (With kind permission of Marine Industry News https://marineindustrynews.co.uk/)

Following the successful cooperation on VAT and customs, the leading European, British, and international leisure marine associations continue to provide clarity on the new post-Brexit trade relationships.

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), European Boating Industry (EBI), European Boating Association (EBA), British Marine (BM) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have now issued clarification on certification requirements for second-hand boats in trade between the EU and UK post-Brexit.

In dialogue with the EU and UK authorities, key questions were raised, and clarification received. The scenarios have been confirmed by BEIS and are understood to be correct based on guidance by the European Commission.

Below are the scenarios for second-hand boats that are covered by the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive and the UK’s Recreational Craft Regulations. In cases where recertification would be required, a Post-Construction Assessment (PCA) will have to be completed. This applies from the end of the transition period (TP) on 1 January 2021.

Scenario Situation in 2021 Situation in 2022
Scenario 1
· Boat in GB at end of TP
·  CE-marked·
·  Sold in GB·
· Remains in GB
Would not need to be recertified Would not need to be recertified
Scenario 2
·   Boat in GB at end of TP
·   CE-marked
·   Imported to EU27
Would need to
be recertified
Would need to
be recertified
Scenario 3
·   Boat in EU27 at end of TP
·   CE-marked
·   Sold in EU27
·   Remains in EU27
Would not need to be recertified Would not need to be recertified
Scenario 4
·   Boat in EU27 at end of TP
·   CE-marked
·   Imported to GB
Would not need to be recertified Would not need to be recertified
Scenario 5
In GB sold to EU end user, but:
·   First sale in EU-27 (not GB market), (CE-marked, bought by EU citizen, registered, and used in EU)
·   Second sale to GB before 1
January 2021
·   Subsequent sale back to EU
Would not need to be recertified (but proof required by national authorities) Would not need to be recertified (but proof required by national authorities)

 

Further clarifications are being sought from BEIS and the European Commission related to trade with Northern Ireland.

“We are delighted to continue the positive cooperation on another important issue for industry and boaters,” says Philip Easthill, secretary general of EBI. “We hope that despite the additional barriers for second-hand boats, the clarification on VAT and now certification will facilitate trade as much as possible. Together with our partners, we will continue to work on mitigating the impact of Brexit through our advocacy channels at EU level.”

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