Trading in Goods – where to start?

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, now in place, means change. It will require adapting to new trading arrangements, rules and regulations. It will be important that you map your supply chain and know about the journey of your goods and know their Trade Route. The Northern Ireland Protocol which covers Trade in Goods means no customs paperwork for Cross-Border Traders, however if you have trade with GB you will need to be aware of the changes as there will be additional paperwork requirements.  

This section will cover the following areas;-

  • Trade Routes – Customs Paperwork Required.
  • EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
  • Import and Export Declarations.
  • Incoterms.
  • Rules of Origin.
  • Commodity Codes.
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Controls (refers to movement of  agri-food goods, plants and animals). 
  • Supply Chain. How To Map and Key Tips.
  • Regulation, Standards, Labelling.

Intellectual Property.

Trade Routes – Customs Paperwork Required

Everything you need to know on Trade Routes & Transit.

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Further information provided at the link below.

Import and Export Declarations

How to videos showing how to complete import and export declarations.


This guide provides clear and important information about Incoterms and how to use them.

Rules of Origin

This guide introduces rules of origin, what they are, what you need to know, follow up actions and provides scenario planning information to prepare you for 2021.

Commodity Codes

These are important codes which identify your goods, you need to know what these codes are, how to check if they are right (including how to videos).

Customs Jargon

These are important terms to know that will help your business in the planning and preparation for 2021.

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Controls

The export and import of live animals, products of animal origin (including fish), germinal products, animal by-products (i.e. not for human consumption) and some plants will be subject to additional SPS border checks.

Supply Chain

This guide provides information that will help you identify where your key opportunities and risks are and what actions you can take now to protect your supply chain. 

Regulation, Standards, Labelling

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. This guide looks at key areas such as regulation, standards and labelling changes.

Intellectual Property

This guide provides more information about Intellectual Property and what steps businesses should take next.


These are frequently asked questions relating to Trading in Goods for businesses operating in both, Ireland and Northern Ireland.