Consumer goods sector: end of transition period guidance

Information for the consumer goods sector on preparing for the end of the transition period.

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period will end on 31 December 2020. For businesses and organisations in the consumer goods sector, there will be new rules from 1 January 2021.

Information about what you need to do to prepare is below. For more guidance tailored to your organisation, use the transition self checker.

Your sector: consumer goods

Importing and exporting

Selling your goods

Trading with the EU



Northern Ireland Protocol

Intellectual property


Chemical regulations

Timber regulations

Waste movement

Animal, plant, food and drink regulations

Published 3 November 2020