Information for trading after 1 January 2021

Preparing for the end of the Transition Period – guidance for business sectors

A series of checklists having been produced for businesses to use, to help you prepare for 1 January 2021:

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the electronics and machinery sector: For more information about the 9-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in consumer goods sector: For more information about the 13-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the automotive sector: For more information about the 10-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in aerospace sector: For more information about the 9-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in science, research and innovation sector: For more information about the 8-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in life sciences sector: For more information about the 12-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the construction sector: For more information about the 11-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in arts, heritage and culture sector: For more information about the 7-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the telecoms and information services sector: For more information about the 6-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the tourism sector: For more information about the 6-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the gambling sector: For more information about the 5-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the civil society sector: For more information about the 4-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

New guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period if you work in the creative industries sector: For more information about the 6-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021, click here.

Air, sea, road and rail transport from January 2021: New guidance on working in and travelling to the EU from 1 January 2021 for transport operators, workers, visitors and passengers.

International road haulage permits: ECMT permits 2021: New guidance explains criteria for allocating ECMT permits and what hauliers need to do.

Export groups of products of animal origin to the EU from 1 January 2021: New guidance for exporters and suppliers exporting multiple products of animal origin from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) to, or through, the EU. How to register for groupage exports facilitation scheme (GEFS), eligible products, and requirements for exporters and suppliers including inspections.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Guidance has been issued about how the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will process variations to marketing authorisations from 1 January 2021.

Using the UKNI marking from 1 January 2021: The UKNI marking is a new conformity marking for products placed on the market in Northern Ireland which have undergone mandatory third-party conformity assessment by a body based in the UK. To find out if you need to use it, and if so, how, click here.

EVENTS / WEBINARS

BEIS are running the following free workshops for business:

NEW : Providing Services in the EU: professional qualitifications, audit and accounting, and leaNEW: Providing services in the EU: professional qualifications, audit and accounting, and legal services – 11am, Wednesday 11 November, and then on demand register here.

NEW: Chemical regulations – 11am, Thursday 12 November, and then on demand – register here

NEW: Using personal data from 1 January 2021 – 11am, Wednesday 18 November, and the on demand – register here

NEW: IPO webinar, 2pm Tuesday 17th November: This webinar will cover changes to registration of EU Trade Marks and Designs, how parallel trade with the EU will change after 1 Jan 2021, changes to copyright licencing and operational changes to office processes for the registration of trade marks, designs and patents after the end of the transition period. Register here.

Ministry of Justice webinars for legal professionals. Find out more and register here.

Webinars for exporters of animals and products of animal origin to the EU. Find out more about the webinars hosted live and on demand by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs here.

Other:

Shoosmiths Series: New immigration rules – 11 November 2020; Sponsoring EU and non-EU nationals post Brexit – 25 November 2020; Right to Work check changes – 9 December 2020

Webinar: Immigration and global mobility of the workforce – Webinar – Brabners and UHY Hacker Young

The Chamber is running a series of events which may be useful for you/clients:

50 days to go – UK Border Customs Controls from 1/1/21 – 11th November 2020

30 days to go – UK Border Customs Controls from 1/1/21 – 1st December 2020

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Reuters: EU, UK deadlocked on three issues ahead of mid-Nov deadline in Brexit talks

BBC: Irish Sea border will involve checks in NI and Britain

Financial Times: UK fires warning shot at Brussels over post-transition share trading

Reuters: British watchdog expects market disruption if no two-way EU access

BBC: Brexit: GB-NI trade ‘will involve 30 million declarations’ a year

Independent: UK will face ‘significant disruption’ on 1 January even if trade deal is signed, National Audit Office warns

Financial Times: Majority of Britons unclear on post-Brexit rules

Business Daily: Kenya, UK agree terms of post-Brexit trade pact