The transition period has ended and new rules are here.

The transition period has ended and the UK has left the EU customs union and single market and now enjoys a zero tariffs, zero quotas relationship with the EU as an independent trading nation. Act now to keep your business moving

Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules for businesses which came into force on 1 January 2021 which require immediate action. Businesses need to act now to comply with these new rules. If you do not take action, there is a risk your business operations will be interrupted.

You should visit gov.uk/transition where you can use the checker tool to quickly identify the actions that your business needs to take. The checker tool will ask you questions about your business and provide all the information you need to be aware of such as new rules on:

You can help prepare your businesses for the new rules by using a number of support mechanisms provided by the Government:

  • Sign up to receive updates on the specific actions you need to take once you’ve used the  checker tool at gov.uk/transition
  • Sign up to receive the regular Business Readiness Transition Bulletin – an email newsletter providing information on major announcements and recently published guidance
  • BEIS Webinars across a range of topics will be available on gov.uk in January 2021. They will provide specific advice on how businesses can ensure they comply with the new rules.

The following downloads also provide detailed guidance for businesses in a range of sectors, including 

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer goods
  • Electronics and machinery
  • Life Sciences
  • Metals and materials
  • Professional business services
  • Retail

BREXIT TRANSITION CHANGES – ACTIONS FOR BUSINESSES

SECTOR SPECIFIC BREXIT TRANSITION ACTIONS

Find out more about preparing your business for EU Exit