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What to do about Brexit?
This commentary is written pre-Brexit 2019.

Principles:
A Customs border lies at the perimeter of countries within the agreement. Transactions within the borders are usually all subject to VAT rules, and the vendor accounts for any VAT in their country. Goods that pass out of the country (exports) do not normally attract a VAT payment but many rules will have to be followed (eg arms exports).  Good brought in to the country may be required to pay import VAT AND Import DUTY.  Generally, import duty and rules of imports (e.g. quotas and quality/hygiene) are strict and aim to discourage. 



Imports:
If you already have a haulier/transport arrangements, it is unlikely that Brexit will have any effect other than that of (potentially) some delays. 

Exports:
Firstly all exporters probably need an EORI number.