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The UK Government this week launched a new campaign to help businesses and individuals prepare for the end of the Transition period - out of the EU - on 31 December 2020.
This is a video published by the Cabinet Office.
There is a new page on the Gov.Uk website for the UK Transition
i.e. all matters relating to the transition period after the UK leaves the European Union on 31 December 2020.
If you need to keep up to date with matters relating to the transition out of the EU I suggest you sign up for the regular updates - which can be personalised to your interests
Answer a few questions to get a personalised list of actions for you, your family, and your business. Then sign up for emails to get updates when things change.
The information contained on the Transition webpage is particularly relevant to ALL ARTISTS who:
From 1 January 2021 you will need to make customs declarations to move goods into and out of the EU. You should:
Once I've read through the information I shall be
Below are two NEW very simple videos (by HMRC) about importing and exporting goods to and from the UK. These are the current rules relating to all countries outside the EU - but will also apply to the EU from 1 January 2021.
Note that the UK government plans to introduce import controls on EU goods at the border after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.
How to wrap and pack pastel paintings for travel and/or shipping is a bit of a niche topic - for everybody but artists who work with soft pastels and/or charcoal.
However it deserves a dedicated page - and now it's got one. Last week I set up a new page in the Shipping section of this website - dedicate to how to wrap and pack pastel artworks for shipping.
Objective - your pastel artwork gets to where it needs to be in one piece and with no "pastel drop".
It includes advice and links to information from people who have packed and shipped pastel paintings all over the world.
It's also relevant to all those returning from summer holidays with pastel artworks packed in the bottom of their suitcase. The principle is the same - and if you follow it you'll have no accidents to either artwork or the rest of the contents of your suitcase! I've brought pastel paintings back from Greece, France, Italy, Bali and the USA without a problem. You can too....
Image: part of The Concord Meadow by Childe Hassam gouache and pastel on canvas
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