Supporting our customers during Brexit

Preparing your business for 2021

Preparing your business for 2021

Brexit update

The Brexit Transition period has now ended and the United Kingdom and European Union have negotiated a Trade and Cooperation Agreement which came into effect on January 1st, 2021.

The start of 2021 also marks a new era for trade between Turkey and the United Kingdom, after the two parties negotiated a trade agreement which also came into effect on January 1st, 2021. At the same time, the Turkey-EU Customs Union arrangements no longer apply to trade between Turkey and the UK, now that the UK has left the EU.

The ATR or A.TR (Admission Temporaire Roulette) certificate, which facilitates Turkey-EU trade, is no longer required for shipments between Turkey and the UK. Instead, customers need to provide proof of origin for their goods in order to benefit from preferential rates of duty.


2021 toolkit

Our 2021 toolkit is being regularly updated and contains all you need to know to ship successfully following the implementation of the UK and EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement.

For the latest VAT changes download our overview guide. For the new rules and questions and answers for goods valued at under £135, read more about the changes.

Frequently Asked Brexit Questions

Brexit: your 2021 checklist

Are you ready for 2021? Here’s what your business needs to do to prepare.

FedEx Warehouse

Trading with Northern Ireland

Understand more about shipping to and from Northern Ireland after the transition.

Shipping across borders

Securing your supply chain

The essential steps to making sure your supply chain operates smoothly post-transition.


Additional resources

Find out more about the trade deals the UK is negotiating around the world

Follow the CBI’s preparation hub

Visit the official UK Government and European Commission sites for the latest information


Get in touch

We’re keen to hear from businesses of any size and sector, especially if you have any concerns or questions you’d like us to answer.