New rules for business with Europe are here


CHeck. change. go. 

New rules are here and businesses like yours may be affected.

Visit for up to date information and use the Brexit checker tool to get a personalised list of actions. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do.

We've summarised some of the main points for business below, but the Brexit Checker is the best place to find out the actions your business will need to to take.  

Last updated: 18 February 2021

New rules now apply 

If you do business with the EU, there are changes you'll need to make around:  

  • The way businesses import and export goods
  • The process for hiring people from the EU
  • The way businesses provide services in EU markets

Businesses should take action to meet the new rules. To help you adapt, here are the key 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. Sign up to government email alerts to stay up to date with any further changes.
  3. Sign-up to attend government webinars for additional support.
  4. If you’re an exporter, find out what you need to do to continue to export goods to the EU.
  5. If you’re an importer, find out what you need to do to continue importing goods from the EU.

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

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