Business Bulletin - Brexit: New rules are here - 29 March 2021

Please see the latest Business Readiness updates below.


5 Key Actions to take now: Moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland
If your business moves goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland it’s important you act now to comply with the new rules. This simple guide highlights five key actions you can take now as well as additional guidance and support. The five key actions are:

For more information, click here.

For the updated explainer video on moving goods into, out of or through Northern Ireland, click here. For a list of helpful videos about the Trader Support Service, click here.

HMRC tax and customs support to businesses that trade with Europe
VAT-registered businesses that trade with the EU are being offered further customs and tax support by HM Revenue and Customs. Support includes:

For more information, click here.

Updated Guidance
UPDATED: Trading with the UK: exporting animals and animal products to the UK: Guidance has been updated with a changed email address of who to contact for market access applications for plants and plant product. Iceland has also been added to the list of countries that may need additional certificates. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: List of customs agents and fast parcel operators: The list of agents and operators who can help submit customs declarations, has been updated. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Importing or moving fish to the UK: Guidance has been updated with the documents you need to upload IPAFFS for imports from the EU from 1 October 2021. For more information, click here.


  • Webinars and videos for organisations that trade with the EU: Sign up for and watch videos about trading with the EU. 'New rules for importing and exporting goods', 'New rules for moving goods between GB and the EU' and 'Moving goods between GB and the EU' have been recently updated along with the Resources section. Click here for more information.
  • UPDATED: Videos on ‘Northern Ireland new rules and support’ have been updated. Click here to view these

Video content to keep your business moving: short on-demand videos covering the new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring are available to view here.

SME Brexit Support Fund
The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

Find out more information on eligibility for the fund and apply online.

Applications will close on 30 June 2021 or earlier, if all funding is allocated before this date.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

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