Trading in Services – where to start?

On 24 December 2020, the European Union and the United Kingdom reached an agreement in principle on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement includes provisions to support trade in services (including financial services and legal services). NI Protocol does not cover Trade in Services, so there will be changes for your Cross-Border Trade. 

This section will cover the following areas;-

  • General Trade in Services.
  • GDPR & Data Protection.
  • VAT.
  • E-Commerce.
  • Qualifications.
  • Procurement.


Content on the section is being monitored to reflect this and the changes will be updated frequently as more information is received.


General Trade in Services 

This guide provides information on key areas such as Data Protection/GDPR, Establishing & Structuring your business, Qualifications, Public Procurement, E-Commerce and Consumer Protection. 

GDPR & Data Protection

This guide provides clear information on data protection, data transfers and GDPR and what that means for your business.




VAT

This guide provides clear information on VAT changes that businesses will face from 1 January 2021.


Qualifications

This guide provides clear and important information on the recognition of qualifications in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

E-Commerce

This guide provides information on E-Commerce changes that businesses will face from 1 January 2021.


Procurement

Going forward there will be some changes regarding the Public Procurement.



FAQs

These are frequently asked questions related to Trading in Services for business operating in both, Ireland and Northern Ireland.