Brexit Hub

Page updated February 2022

The UK left the EU more than two years ago, before exiting the transition period on 31 December 2020. 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 that ensured 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 impacts across ADS sectors, and it is important that businesses take all the necessary steps to continue adapting to the new and evolving trading and regulatory environment.

The UK Government has once again delayed post-Brexit checks, on goods entering Great Britain from the island of Ireland, that had been rescheduled to enter into force on January 1 of this year. The Government announced that checks would not be introduced until talks with the EU on the Northern Ireland protocol are resolved. Discussions are still ongoing on this matter and ADS will continue to keep members informed of any relevant updates.

As a result of the UK leaving the EU, existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to UK businesses. The ADS Brexit hub is regularly updated with information about continuity agreements the UK has agreed with certain countries, new trade agreements it has negotiated since leaving the EU, and ongoing talks between the UK and countries it hopes to strike deals with.

ADS members should continue to log in to the members area to access previous webinars, Q&A sessions, and additional content.

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. 

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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 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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