Moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland

Moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland.

In February 2023 the UK and EU agreed the Windsor Framework, which has replaced the old Northern Ireland Protocol. The Windsor Framework sets out new arrangements regarding the movement of goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland. Specific detail on these arrangements can be found at the links held on this page. The legal texts underpinning the Framework can be found on the Windsor Framework page here

There is also information available on Northern Ireland Executive owned sites where policy is devolved, for example, the NI Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural affairs’ Landing Page

The government has launched the free-to-use Trader Support Service which will help businesses and traders prepare for the changes that will affect your business if you move goods into and out of Northern Ireland.

Register for the Trader Support Service

The Movement Assistance Scheme will help businesses to meet new requirements for moving animals, plants and associated products from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. This includes advice to businesses through a dedicated helpline and means traders will not need to pay certification costs.

Get support for your business

Trader support

Customs, VAT, Excise

Regulation of goods including manufactured goods

Agri-food and drink

Environmental standards

Medicines and healthcare

Updates to this page

Published 7 January 2021