EU EXIT TRANSITION PERIOD

The UK has left the EU. There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period. New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021.

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Prepare for the end of the transition period

Businesses should take action now to start preparing for new trading rules which will come into effect from January 2021.

To help you prepare, here are four things you should do:

  1. Head to GOV.UK/transition to take a short survey and receive a personalised list of actions for you and your business to take.
  2. If you’re an exporter, find out what you need to do to continue to export goods to the EU.
  3. If you’re an importer, find out what you need to do to continue importing goods from the EU.
  4. Sign up to email alerts to stay up to date with any further changes.

These are concrete steps you can take now to minimise disruption and take advantage of new opportunities.

If you have any questions about preparing for the end of the transition period and you can’t find answers at GOV.UK/transition, fill out the enquiry form and one of their experts will point you in the right direction.

You can also find information and advice about trading internationally (outside of the EU) at great.gov.uk.