The Northern Ireland Protocol came into force on 1 January 2021 and there are changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Please find below a new product to help Great British businesses in your network adapt to these changes. 

For Great British businesses moving goods into Northern Ireland, it’s important to act now to comply with the new rules. There are five key actions for businesses to take:

  • Register for the Trader Support Service
  • Get an EORI number
  • Check Commodity Codes
  • Check whether the UK Trader Scheme could help 
  • Check goods regulation: Manufactured and Agri-food goods.

For further information on each of these actions, as well as additional guidance and support for business, check our ‘Moving Goods from GB to NI’ Explainerhere

The Explainer also includes a link to a Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy video which further unpacks key changes to the movement of goods into, out of, and through Northern Ireland, and the support available to traders.


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