From 1st February 2020 the UK is no longer be a member of the EU. After this, the UK has entered an implementation period that will last until 31st December 2020. During this time, there will be no changes to the terms for trading between the UK and EU or the rest of the world unless the rules change for the whole EU.

Therefore the rules for customs, VAT and excise will continue to apply to the movement of goods for this limited time. There are no new customs procedures at this time, so any products being exported to the EU from the UK will not be subject to any changes until at least the end of 2020.

Any changes which will happen after 31st December 2020 are yet to be decided by the UK and EU, so we shall have to update this page once we know what those changes (if any) will be.

We feel that as a worst case scenario, there may be a short delay at the beginning of 2021 due to extra customs checks, but by this time new arrangements on checking items or agreements about free movement of goods may have been enacted to save us from this potential for slight delay.