Planning for Brexit - some essentials
The UK is formally no longer a member of the European Union (EU). However, the Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020.
During this period, the UK will continue for the purposes of the movement of goods, services and people, as if it were a full EU Member State.
Provisions relating to Northern Ireland are covered by the revised Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement effective from 1 January 2021.
Revenue's objective is to facilitate legitimate trade in moving goods as speedily and efficiently as possible. Below are some essential preparation steps for businesses that:
- import or export products from or to the United Kingdom (UK), excluding Northern Ireland
- move products through the UK landbridge to or from the European mainland.
We recommend that you carry out a Brexit impact assessment to understand where and how in your supply chain you may be impacted. Enterprise Ireland has an online tool, the Brexit Scorecard which may help you with this.
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