Trading in Goods – where to start?

NI Protocol covers Trade in Goods, so that means no customs paperwork for Cross-Border Traders, however if you have trade with GB you will need to be aware of the changes to trade in goods. It will be important that you map your supply chain and know about the journey of your goods. Below we have outlined the key areas of change and will continue to update this as and when agreements are reached as part of a Free Trade Agreement.

Trade Routes – When do I need Customs Declarations?

Everything you need to know on Trade Routes & Transit.

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. 


This guide provides businesses with further information on labelling and the changes they may need to make after 31 December 2020.

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.