Doing business with Europe

Doing business with Europe has changed.

The UK has left the Single Market and Customs Union and new rules for importing and exporting now apply.

If you export goods to the EU, you must follow customs controls, including completing export declarations. If you have any questions about exporting to Europe, contact the Export Support Service online, or call 0300 303 8955.

If your business imports foods, plants or plant products from the EU, you need to follow the latest trading rules that came in on 1 January 2022.

To find out more, visit the GOV.UK website or contact the Kent and Medway Growth Hub's Support Line on 03333 602300.

The government’s website also contains detail on a range of topics for businesses trading with Europe including:

Support for Kent businesses

If you're a local business and would like some advice on how to adapt to the new rules, and prepare for further checks during 2022, you can: