Brexit: How to prepare for full customs controls

November 25, 2021

As part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, full customs controls will come into force on 1 January 2022.

If you move goods between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland or the European Union, here’s how you can prepare.

Visit the Export Support Service

Firms can use the Export Support Service to ask questions about international trading, such as exporting to new markets, what paperwork you will need to sell your goods overseas, and rules for a specific country.

Sign up to the Trader Support Service

If you move goods in or out of Northern Ireland, the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Complete the trader checklist

Are you up to date with the latest rules and regulations? Complete the trader checklist to find out what actions you need to take to comply.


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a range of helpful videos and webinars to support businesses in the wake of Brexit.

The full series, such as this video on the Rules of Origin, can be found here.

Sign up to live webinars

For live support and real-time briefings from trading experts, business owners can sign up to HMRC’s live webinars. We recommend registering for the following sessions:

Get advice today

For help and advice with related matters, please get in touch with our team today.

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