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The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020 after both sides concluded a Withdrawal Agreement to facilitate an orderly departure.

The Withdrawal Agreement provided for a transition period which ended on 31 December 2020. The UK is no longer in the Single Market and Customs Union. This means that any business, regardless of size, who moves goods from, to or through Great Britain is now subject to a range of new customs formalities and other regulatory requirements.

It is important to note that these changes do not apply with respect to trade in goods between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland applies from 1 January and provides that the Union Customs Code will continue to apply to and in Northern Ireland.

Government have made available a range of business supports, including advisory, financial and upskilling supports to prepare for Brexit.

More Information:

For more information on, please contact the Chambers Ireland team directly or see the following resources from these relevant Government departments and bodies:

Department of the Taoiseach – Brexit & Business

The Irish Government – Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

The Irish Government – Revenue Office

European Commission


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