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  continue to trade with the UK from 1st January 2021. However, irrespective of a trade deal, trading arrangements will be different and businesses must prepare.

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

IEA sources

Press Releases

Essential preparation

  • Get an EORI number from Revenue. Details on how to get an EORI click here
  • DETE, Brexit Readiness Checklist here
  • The Government’s Brexit Readiness Action Plan here
  • The Get Brexit Ready – 6 steps to Brexit Readiness – Guide & Resources page here

Supports for businesses


  • Skillnet Ireland Clear Customs training (free) here
  • Enterprise Ireland Ready for Customs Grant here
  • Our customs level 1 & 2 training here

Routing/shipping considerations


  • Moving goods via the landbridge will need to follow transit requirements. Details here
  • Presentation: Revenue Commissioners – Moving Goods Through the UK Landbridge – the transit procedure here
  • Presentation: Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation – Use of the UK Landbridge post Brexit here

Direct shipping

  • IMDO Assess, Communicate and Trial (ACT) and prepare to switch campaign here
  • IMDO report: Re-assessment of Ireland’s maritime connectivity in the context of Brexit and COVID-19 challenges here and presentation by IMDO director Liam Lacey to IEA members is here

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:

  • Brexit webinars here
  • FSAI dedicated Brexit page here

European Commission

UK Government