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September 2021

UK extends post-Brexit grace period over Northern Ireland and set outs a pragmatic new timetable for introducing full import controls for goods being imported from the EU to the UK.

August 2021

The UK government confirms businesses will have an extra year to start using the new product safety marking to 1 January 2023, rather than 1 January 2022.

July 2021

Details of the agreement reached by the UK and the EU on extending the chilled meats grace period for products brought from GB into NI.

June 2021

EU adequacy decision allows data to continue flowing freely to the UK meaning that firms can continue to share data across the border as they do at the moment.

April 2021

EU Parliament formally approves EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement voting with a large majority in favour of granting its consent to the agreement setting the rules of the future EU-UK relationship.

March 2021

GOV.UK announce an amended timetable for the phased introduction of controls on imports from the EU into Great Britain.

February 2021

UK-EU agree an extension to provisional application of Brexit trade deal until April 30 2021.

December 2020

The EU and UK negotiators had agreed on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement establishing the terms for future EU-UK cooperation

December 2020

The co-chairs of the EU-UK Joint Committee held a political meeting to address the outstanding issues related to the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement.

November 2020

The fourth meeting of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Specialised Committee was held on 5 November 2020. 

October 2020

The Brexit Readiness Checklist highlights some of the key actions that businesses can take to get ready for the changes Brexit will bring from 1 January 2020.

September 2020

The Trader Support Service is now open for businesses based in Northern Ireland and you can register for this free service today.

September 2020

This plan is for businesses based in Ireland. The Brexit Readiness Action Plan sets out the steps that businesses and individuals need to take now, to be ready for the end of the Transition Period. 

August 2020

Moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol. This Protocol applies to businesses based in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

July 2020

Read about the broad and far-reaching consequences for public administrations, businesses and citizens as of 1 January 2021, regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

May 2020

This information outlines how the Protocol can be implemented in a way that would protect the interests of the people and economy of Northern Ireland, ensure the effective working of the UK’s internal market, provide appropriate protection for the EU Single Market and uphold the rights of all Northern Ireland’s citizens.

May 2020

From 1 January 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods. This UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff, which applies until 31 December 2020. You can check what the tariff applies to, how to check the tariff and tariff relief on some goods for tackling coronavirus (COVID-19).

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