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International resources on Brexit

The UK Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. New rules apply from 1 January 2021. This page brings together resources from the EU, UK and other jurisdictions providing practical information on trade, investment and doing business.

Latest news and insights

The UK has negotiated agreements with its international trading partners, including the EU and Japan, that set out the rules on trade. Our UK trade agreements page brings together guidance and resources from the UK government, the EU and other useful sources on the new EU-UK treaty and trade agreements with non-EU countries.

Cyprus faces up to pandemic and Brexit

25 September 2020: Stavros Pantzaris, Partner and Chairman of the Board at EY Cyprus, says that Cyprus’s economy is battling through the impacts of pandemic and is squaring up to Brexit.

Port of Rotterdam: “every Brexit is a hard Brexit”

22 September 2020: It was no good making assumptions. The Port of Rotterdam had to prepare for no UK/EU trade agreement early and now, with just a few weeks to go, it has already built a community of consensus, through stakeholder buy-in, to its new procedures.

Guidance from individual jurisdictions

Looking for more business guides and information on setting up, trading and travelling to specific countries? Our Doing business in... guides cover over 160 jurisdictions around the world, providing links to key information and support networks.

Ireland: Brexit Readiness Checker

Tool designed to provides businesses with a quick and accessible way to check their readiness across a number of key areas from customs procedures to movement of people. After answering a few questions the tool produces an individualised report which provides advice on the next steps and a selection of targeted resources.

Denmark: Danish Customs Agency Brexit

Brexit information from the Danish Customs Agency (Toldstyrelsen), with Brexit for business pages covering customs, tax and duty from 1 January 2021. A Brexit hotline is available for companies with questions about trading with the UK after Brexit.

Belgium: Brexit hub

Brexit information from the Belgian Federal Government, to help Belgian citizens and businesses prepare for Brexit. Links are provided to relevant government resources, including a Brexit checklist provided by Belgian Customs and a Brexit Impact Scan to help Belgian companies assess the possible impact of Brexit on their business.

Germany: Brexit FAQs: Practical guidance

Experts from the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce answer frequently asked Brexit questions from companies based in the UK. Topics covered are: Marketing; Legal; Thoughts on Contractual Drafting for Brexit; Tax.

France: Preparing for Brexit

French government portal providing French citizens and businesses with practical information related to Brexit, including importing and exporting advice.

UK government guidance

The UK has negotiated agreements with its international trading partners, including the EU and Japan, that set out the rules on trade. Our UK trade agreements page brings together guidance and resources from the UK government, the EU and other useful sources on the new EU-UK treaty and trade agreements with non-EU countries.

Accounting for European Economic Area (EEA) organisations

Brief guidance on how EEA companies and groups with a presence in the UK can comply with UK accounting and reporting requirements. It also covers entities operating as an EEA company with a UK listing and auditing EEA companies.

EU business: exporting to the UK

Information for EU businesses on buying and selling goods, transporting goods to the UK, exporting food and drink, agri-food, animals, plants and fish, energy-related goods, manufactured goods, cosmetics, trading timber, and trading chemicals from 1 January 2021.

EU business: importing from the UK

Information for EU businesses on buying and selling goods, transporting goods from the UK, importing animals, plants and fish, controlled goods, trading timber and trading chemicals from 1 January 2021.

EU guidance

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement to be fully operational on 1 January 2021

The EU-UK Joint Committee endorsed all formal decisions and other practical solutions related to the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement on 17 December 2020. The Withdrawal Agreement, and the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland in particular, will now be implemented on 1 January 2021. More detail is available in the Questions & Answers document.

Europe Direct Contact Centre: Brexit helpline for citizens

The EU's single phone number for citizens is available to answer Brexit-related questions from citizens, businesses and stakeholders in all 24 official languages. Questions related to the UK will be treated as a matter of priority. The Contact Centre is available via free phone from all Member States and the UK – dial 00 800 6789 1011 or arrange a free call back.