Meeting the Brexit challenge - some essentials
The United KIngdom (UK), including Northern Ireland (NI), is formally no longer a member of the European Union (EU).
As part of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Revised Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland came into effect on 1 January 2021. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement has applied provisionally since 1 January 2021. Following consent by the European Parliament, the Agreement entered into force on 1 May 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 and to GB
- 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 a Brexit assessment online tool which may help you with this.
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