Page updated August 2021
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and exited the transition period on 31 December. The UK and EU agreed a deal on their new relationship which came into force on 1 January 2021. On 28 April 2021, the European Parliament ratified the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal, a key move to ensure that the new UK-EU deal can be fully implemented.
The agreement and accompanying annexes cover most areas of the UK and EU’s relations, including trade, security, access to EU programmes and managing the agreement in the future. Members can view the ADS briefing on the deal here.
The new relationship will have impact across ADS sectors, and it is important that businesses continue to take all the necessary steps to adapt to the new trading and regulatory environment.
As a result of the UK leaving the EU, existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to UK businesses. The UK has negotiated continuity agreements to replicate many of the EU arrangements, alongside additional trade agreements with other countries such as Japan and Canada as well as other ongoing talks with USA, Australia, New Zealand and more.
The ADS Brexit hub contains information about these agreements, and we will provide updates on how new agreements impact our sectors as details emerge.
ADS members should continue to log in to the members area in order to access previous webinars, Q&A sessions, and additional content.
Get in touch with your experiences
With many new requirements being imposed on businesses from 1 January we are keen to hear from you on how you are being impacted. ADS will feed information into the Government to help resolve challenges from anything relating to the border and movement of goods, to regulatory changes that you may need help with. Please feed back any specific information via firstname.lastname@example.org information on the following areas is welcomed:
- Ease or challenges related to moving goods from GB to EU from 1 January 2021
- Experiences with Customs Agents
- Experiences with new customs systems
- Ease or challenges related to moving goods in and out of NI from 1 January 2021
- Any concerns with regards to regulation or certification of your goods and products
Acknowledging that individual company information may be commercially sensitive, it will be treated accordingly, and any questions will be responded to as soon as possible.
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