Simple guide from HM Government which takes you through the stages involved in moving goods, covering: pre-journey documentation; documentation required when picking up goods; formalities at the EU and UK borders; and requirements after leaving the port. Also provides information on upcoming changes to international haulage in 2022 with links to further guidance.
Impact of Brexit by industry sector - all reports
This page contains a list of externally produced resources which consider the impact of the decision to leave the EU on individual industry sectors. The selection includes reports on potential issues/opportunities, forecasts and studies on related issues.
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Webinars for using the UKCA marking and placing goods on the market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Series of webinars from BEIS, scheduled to be held in early 2022, providing information on the new UK conformity assessment marking (UKCA) and placing goods on the market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Step by step webinars which focus on the process for moving goods between the EU and Great Britain in multiple languages. The videos cover the movement of meat, alcohol, fruit, dairy, composite products and fish. The videos cover movements from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
Food for thought: How will the food industry cope with the start of ‘real time’ customs controls on imports to the UK from 1 January 2022?
Article by PwC on changes from 1 January 2022 whereby food importers will require pre-notification on import declarations for products of animal origin, animal by-products and high risk food not of an animal origin. Outlines the new requirements and what food importers should do to prepare.
Leaflets for haulier managers and drivers who move goods between the European Union and Great Britain. Explains the new rules they must follow from 1 January 2022 and how to prepare for these changes.
Report published by the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Looks at the potential impact on farmers of the move to the new Environmental Land Management Scheme in England, following the UK’s departure from the EU Common Agricultural Policy.
Guidance published by GOV.UK on new rules for transporting goods to or through Europe from 2022. The new rules affect those transporting goods using cars and trailers, vans or other light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
Analysis from the ONS of UK trade in services in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the end of the EU transition period on 31 December 2020. Sectors covered: Government; Personal, cultural and recreational; Other business services; Telecommunications; Intellectual property; Financial; Construction; Travel; Transportation; Maintenance and repair; Manufacturing.
Webinars hosted by Defra on changes to importing food and drink, including composite food and fishery products from the EU to Great Britain.
Report from Make UK exploring the key trends experienced by UK manufacturers in the early months of 2021. Examines the impact of the new trading relationship with the EU, including what has been challenging, what has improved and what obstacles remain for manufacturers.
Briefing from the House of Commons Library on what has changed for UK and EU businesses and individuals who travel to sell services in each other’s market. Includes a case study on UK musicians in the EU.
Checklist from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport for fashion professionals working, performing or touring in Europe. Includes: important checks; visa/work permits; transporting samples, examples and finished goods; transporting commercial goods; haulage; social security and income tax.
Guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport on steps to take when planning a tour of Europe. Includes checklists for musicians and the visual and performing arts sectors.
Results of a survey by think tank Fashion Roundtable of industry leaders in January and February 2021. Provides data and insights into the impact of the UK-EU trade deal on the UK fashion and textiles industry.
Article from law firm Faegre Drinker. Discusses the implications of Brexit on certification processes for aerospace production, design and maintenance-repair-overhaul and the impact on aeronautical companies in the EU and UK.
Report from the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Areas considered include how the TCA has affected seafood and meat exporters to date, the effect on the market for British exports, the longer-term structural issues that now affect businesses and how some of these barriers to trade might be reduced.
Report from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board assessing key opportunities for the sheep sector now that the UK has left the EU. Includes sections on the sheep trade, domestic consumer demand, international consumer demand and competition analysis.
Report from the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) assessing the impact of the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on the UK music industry. The report includes findings from a survey of music businesses carried out between March and April 2021.
Summary of a study from think tank New Financial on the impact of Brexit on the UK banking and finance industry and the emerging post-Brexit landscape of financial centres across the EU. Full report available upon request.
Letter from the Department of Health and Social Care. Provides industry and the wider supply chain with the latest advice and guidance in relation to contingency preparedness, initially put in place for the end of the Brexit transition period to help ensure the continuity of supply of medical goods into the UK.
Report from the British Meat Processors Association examining the impact of the first three months of trading with the EU as a third country. The report seeks to differentiate between 'teething problems' and more serious impediments to trade that are affecting British companies.
House of Lords select committee report on the future UK-EU relationship on trade in services. Considers the crucial elements in the TCA affecting trade in services between the UK and the EU, together with areas where further agreement is required. Sectors covered: financial services; professional and business services; data and digital trade; the creative industries; research and education.
House of Lords select committee report on what the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) means for food trade, fisheries, environment and climate change, energy and carbon pricing, chemicals and health.
Guide published by the Law Society to help support solicitors and legal firms in adapting to the end of the transition period. Includes a checklist for law firms, country guides on practice rights and details of further resources and guidance.
Overview from the House of Commons Library of some of the changes that took place for the fisheries industry on 1 January 2021 after the Brexit transition ended.
Briefing paper from the House of Commons Library. Discusses the EU REACH regulations for chemicals, the impact of Brexit on the chemicals industry and UK Government plans for a separated UK REACH regime at the end of the transition period.
Research report from the Department for Education on the effect of EU exit on higher education institutions in the UK. The potential impact of a number of factors on EU student enrolments and associated tuition fee income are considered.
Publication from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on the impact of Brexit on the energy sector. Covers a range of areas including nuclear power, renewable energy and gas.
Article from law firm DLA Piper on what Brexit and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) means for the media, sport and entertainment industries. Issues are specifically explored in relation to broadcasting, territorial licensing, state aid and competition, entertainment industry and immigration, copyright and trade marks, sport, advertising and content and data.
Suite of on-demand short videos from UK government for businesses on importing, exporting, rules of origin, tariffs, providing services to EU markets, Northern Ireland, data handling, hiring staff, and selling goods. Sector-specific videos also cover chemicals regulations, IP, emissions, waste, and Horizon funding.