Trading goods with the EU

01 Jan 2021

The UK is leaving the single market and customs union at the end of the year, so there will be steps that your business needs to take regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

We are running a series of events to answer any questions you may have around the new rules and how they'll affect the way your business trades with the EU.

Find out about our events

From 1 January 2021, the process for importing and exporting goods will change and your business needs to be ready.

What you need to do

If you don't

  • your goods may be refused entry into the EU

  • you will be responsible for paying the costs of examination

  • you will need to pay for storage

  • you will need to pay to rectify the problems

  • if the issues cannot be rectified, you will need to pay for the goods to be destroyed

Guidance for exporting certain products

For more information about how the new rules will affect how certain goods are exported to the EU, read our guidance documents below:

If you need more personalised advice for your business, get in touch with Trading Standards.

More business advice

For more advice relating to the new rules visit one of the following websites:

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