The President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission has signed the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, on behalf of the European Union, on 30 December 2020. The agreement aims at ensuring a robust level playing field by maintaining high levels of protection in areas such as State aid, tax transparency, VAT, customs and social security coordination.
The agreement has been brought to the United Kingdom to be signed before being provisionally applied as of 1 January 2021.
Exporting and importing businesses: prepare for 1 January 2021
The process for importing and exporting goods will change from 1 January 2021. Use this page to find guidance from the Department for International Trade.