Life sciences sector: end of transition period guidance

Information for the life sciences 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 life sciences 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.

Importing and exporting

Selling your goods

Trading with the EU


Providing services

Access to research and development funding

Chemical regulations

Animal, plant, food and drink

Intellectual property

Northern Ireland Protocol

Published 2 November 2020