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. On the next page are some essential preparation steps for businesses that:

  • import or export products from and to GB
  • or
  • move products through the UK landbridge to or from the European mainland. 

We recommend that you carry out an impact assessment to understand where, and how, in your supply chain you may be impacted.

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