EU-UK Transition - keeping Britain moving
The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020 and details of the full EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement has been published. Doing business with Europe has now changed and will need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring. You will find all the essential information you need on this page.
The UK Government has also produced a useful video to find out what the new rules mean for your business and you can also use the gov.uk Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions.
Changes for businesses
Check what you need to do differently if you’re:
Other useful resources
Sign up for the Business Readiness Bulletin
Importing goods from the EU
How to bring goods into the UK from any country, including how much tax and duty you’ll need to pay and whether you need to get a licence or certificate.
Exporting goods to the EU
How to move goods from the UK to international destinations, including the EU.
Moving goods to and from Northern Ireland
This page provides links to sector specific guidance published by government departments relating to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.Go to Gov UK
UK government welcomes the European Commission’s draft data adequacy decisions
The government welcomes the European Commission’s draft data adequacy decisions.Go to Gov UK
Trade tarrifs and commodity codes
Find out the right commodity codes, duty and VAT rates so you can fill in declarations and other paperwork, check if there’s duty or VAT to pay and find out about duty reliefs.Find out more
Trade agreements from January 2021
In under two years the UK has agreed trade deals with 58 countries that account for £198bn of UK bilateral trade.
Trade agreements that won't be in effect by January 2021
There are some trade agreements we have signed that we do not expect to be fully in effect from 1 January 2021. Find out what arrangements are in place.Find out more