EU Exit: Trading with Northern Ireland
Trading with Northern Ireland
The way businesses trade with Northern Ireland changed on 1 January 2021, when the transition period ended.
If you’re bringing goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain you will need to make customs declarations and may need to pay tariffs, depending on whether your goods will then move into the EU single market.
Trader Support Service
If you are a trader or carrier that moves goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, you need to register for the Trader Support Service or make other arrangements to be ready to submit declarations. If you are not ready you will not be able to move goods between the regions.
The Trader Support Service is free to use and will raise declarations on your behalf for free.
- Register your business as a trader or carrier now to make sure you can continue to move goods in and out of Northern Ireland. It only takes a few minutes.
- Request to be added to a company that has already registered.
- Access free online courses and training materials the Northern Ireland Customs & Trade Academy.
- Get a goods movement reference
- How VAT will apply to goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland