Brexit support: EU transition period

New rules and actions you can take when doing business with Europe.

The UK and EU have agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement governing future trade relations from 1 January 2021, that will see no tariffs or quotas on the movement of goods produced between the UK and the EU.

Businesses need to make a number of changes to ensure continued flow of people, data, goods and services between the UK and the EU. Businesses should take action as the UK is no longer in the single market or the customs union. 

Summary of some the key actions you may need to take (PDF, 706KB)

GOV.UK guidance and Brexit checker

Visit the GOV.UK website for more information on Brexit. You can use the Brexit checker to answer a series of questions and receive a personalised list of actions for you and your business.

Find further information on what you need to do differently if you are: 

Government also has a range of webinars and videos on trading with the EU available to watch and sign up for.

Topics include importing and exporting goods, moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and details of the government's cross-border trade forum, designed to help businesses and traders find answers to questions regarding the transition period.

Actions for specific sectors

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has produced a number of letters detailing the actions that specific sectors will need to take from 1 January 2021:

ChamberCustoms

ChamberCustoms is the customs advisory, training and brokerage service delivered through Chambers of Commerce across the UK. The service harnesses the reach, expertise and knowledge of the British Chamber network and offers a 'one stop shop' with direct links to all sea, air, rail and road ports and terminals in the UK.

Visit the ChamberCustoms website or view the brochure, below to find out more.

British Chambers of Commerce training

Through the Chamber of Commerce network, businesses can access Customs Declaration Training. The training is designed to prepare businesses and trade professionals for the future of trade. The programme delivers flexible, bite-sized e-learning modules, classroom courses, and virtual classroom sessions.