On 1 January 2021, the UK left the EU and will no longer apply the rules of the Single Market and Customs Union. This means that any business, regardless of size, who moves goods from, to or through Great Britain will be subject to a range of new customs formalities and other regulatory requirements.
It is important to note that these changes will not apply with respect to trade in goods between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland will apply from 1 January and provides that the Union Customs Code will continue to apply to and in Northern Ireland.
Stay Up to Date
- Check out the ongoing calendar of Government events across the country with details of upcoming events in your sector or locality.
- Check out the latest EU information on Brexit preparedness for business and for and for citizens.
- Follow Getting Ireland Brexit Ready on Twitter @BrexitReadyIRL is the main government Twitter account for the latest Brexit news.
- Find out more about the process that led to the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration.
Readiness Action Plan
The Brexit Readiness Action Plan sets out the steps that businesses and individuals should consider in order to be ready for Brexit. Click HERE for further information.
Brexit and Business
Brexit and You
Follow these steps to get your Business Brexit Ready:
- Understand the new rules for trading with the UK
- Review your supply chain
- Be aware of possible changes to transport and logistics
- Using the UK Landbridge
- Ensure you are maximising Government Brexit Advisory, Financial and Upskilling Supports
- Review all your certification, regulation and licencing
- review your contracts and data management
- manage your cash flow, currency and make sure your banking is in order
- protect and inform your staff