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Business after Brexit: the final checklist

As the 1st January 2021 deadline draws ever nearer, we’ve created this handy checklist to help you ensure your business is as prepared as possible for the new Brexit trading rules.

1.   Register for a GB EORI number. Find out how here.

2.   Understand new duty and tariffs and factor in any additional costs to your budget. Find out more here.

3.   Check what the new rules will mean for any EU nationals on your team.

4.   Find out if any of your products or raw materials will require additional licences. This will apply for certain animal materials, like leather, as well as plants, seeds and plant products.

5.   Review your contracts and any regulations surrounding company rules, consumer rights, information security rights. You may want to seek the advice of a lawyer of Brexit consultant for this.

6.   Ensure any intellectual property you hold is still valid in the EU.

Find out more about steps 3, 4, 5 and 6 here

7.   Understand if there are any changes to product-specific regulations, such as for cosmetics or plant products.

Customs processes will also change from 1st January. Find out more about customs here. Our partners at ResilienceHelp have also shared some advice for exporting to the EU here

8.   Engage a customs representative if you are planning on using one. If not, follow steps 9, 10 and 11

Alternatively, if you are planning to make your own customs declarations, make sure you:

9.   Are familiar with new import and export regulations.

10.   Are registered on the CHIEF system.

11.   Have set up a duty deferment account.


Discover more Brexit guidance here: 

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