Getting Brexit Ready

Working to prepare Irish exporters for EU-UK trading arrangements from 1st January 2021


Getting Businesses Brexit Ready

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31st January 2020. A transition period is currently in place until 31st December 2020. During the transition period, EU rules and regulations continue to apply to the UK and the UK remains part of the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union. At present, EU and UK negotiators are working to forge a deal on a new partnership that would encompass how we will continue to trade with the UK from 1st January 2021.

We are working with Government to ensure that the best possible outcome is found for Irish exporters. We closely follow negotiating rounds to ensure that our members are up to date on developments and continue to prepare for Brexit. We are urging our members to continue Brexit contingency planning. This planning will be of paramount importance to navigate the new trading relationship with our nearest neighbours.

On this page you will find information and the important contact details to help your businesses prepare for Brexit:

IEA sources

September 2020 – Government’s Brexit Readiness Action Plan

  • The Government’s Brexit Readiness Action Plan sets out the steps that businesses and individuals need to take now (September 2020), to be ready for the end of the Transition Period on 31 December 2020. You can access the plan here

September 2020 – Revenue Commissioner’s Readiness

  • The Revenue Commissioners have created a useful information resource that goes through the various steps businesses should take to be Brexit ready. You can access the resource here

Government Brexit Contingency Action Plan

Department of Foreign Affairs

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

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Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport

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Revenue Commissioners

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Health Products Regulatory Authority

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National Standards Authority of Ireland

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  • Get in touch with the NSAI’s Brexit Unit directly here

Food Safety Authority of Ireland:

  • Food businesses are urged to check the Food Safety Authorities’ relaunched Brexit page for information and advice on how to prepare fro 1 January 2021. You can check the website here

European Commission

UK Government