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Make UK EU Checklist

The UK and the European Union (EU) have signed a Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA), bringing an end to the transition period. The relationship with the EU has changed and this will affect how companies conduct business with the EU, rest of the world and also within the UK.

As a business, there are steps you need to take now to manage the changes affecting your trading relationship with the EU and in conducting business within the UK.

We have created a checklist to help you, download here

Disclaimer: This Checklist is intended to provide information and guidance to help with managing the changes resulting from the UK-EU TCA. They do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

Government Guidance and Advice 

UK Government Checker


Top ten things to do now

HMG has published a one page explainer which outlines actions for businesses to take now that the Transition period has ended.

Keep your business moving videos: on demand video explainers on areas including exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring.

Brexit: New rules are here


UK Customs & International Trade Helpline - 0300 322 9434 – UK Wide 

UK Border Operating Model

The Border Operating Model more info here


Step by Step Guide - Import goods into the UK: step by step 
Video guide What you need to know to bring goods into the UK 
Process flows How to import goods from the EU into GB from January 2021


Step by Step Guide - Export goods from the UK: step by step 
Video guide - What you need to know to send goods out of the UK 
Process flows - How to export goods from GB into the EU from January 2021 

Rules of Origin

Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU 
Detailed Guidance - Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU 


Contact the Department for International Trade (DIT) 
DIT Trade Tariff: look up commodity codes, duty and VAT rates here

Market Regulation

BEIS enquiry line - 020 7215 5000
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00

Regulation of manufactured goods

Placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain 
Placing manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland 
Placing manufactured goods on the EU market 

Marking & Labelling

Marking, labelling and marketing standards for imports and exports here


HSE Guidance - Chemicals legislation