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Brexit - support for businesses

If you import or export goods to and from the European Union then you need to get ready for changes.

The latest government guidance to support businesses and the public, can be found at Brexit guidance

It provides advice on importing and exporting goods to and from the EU, moving goods to and from Northern Ireland and travelling, living and working in the EU.

The online questionnaire at check how to import or export goods will help you identify what you need to do for the type of goods you import or export.

Imports and exports

For businesses that import and export goods and services make sure:

Product safety

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has published guidance to help businesses comply with changed regulations, including issues such as the use of the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking. UK product safety and metrology


Hauliers should make sure to have the correct driver, vehicle licences and permits for driving in the EU, along with the correct documentation for the goods you're carrying across EU borders. See Check how to import and export for further information.


Staff practicing and serving clients in the EU may need to have their professional qualifications accredited and may have extra travel requirements. Get your EU professional qualification recognised in the UK

Intellectual property protection

The International Property Office has published guidance on trademarks, design, patents right law and IP rights after Brexit. intellectual property and the transition period

Data protection

For information on what action you need to take regarding data protection and data flows with the EU/EEA after the end of the transition period see Using personal data in your business or other organisation.

UK Government advice

Information from the UK government is available at:

National advice and support

There is also extensive information and support available from national organisations:

Local advice and support

You can also contact business support providers for advice too

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